June 14, 2009

Why not?

I honestly can't pinpoint when the idea of wanting to take up photography began - it wasn't in a specific moment and it wasn't as though the proverbial lightbulb had gone off above my head one day. Instead, the idea would cross my mind every so often, and moreso when I'd see other photographers' work - (always inspired by the awesome Naomi Masina or Jasmine Star, amongst many, many others) - or when someone would compliment my very amateur, informal photography. The thought usually came and went, never seeming sensible enough at the time (coupled with a ton of self-doubt).

The short of it was that I enjoyed taking pictures - freezing a memory in a simple shot or capturing off-guard moments showing real, raw emotion. The long of it was that I didn't know how to take that which I found so fun and fulfilling, and convince myself I might have a shot at making something of it.

More recently, though, the idea has been there more consistently, with the coaxing and support of great family and friends; and of everything I'd need convincing of, I am definitely convinced that I should, at the very least, try to take that shot. Why not? If anything, I will have done myself justice if a single person enjoys my photos. (And hey, moms are always your biggest fans, and my mom can definitely be mine ;))!

And so marks the beginning of this blog :). Here goes nothin'!

6 comments:

Mapuana Reed Mataele said...

Oh Pua. Reading this had brought tears to my eyes... I am so very EXCITED for you. Your pictures are amazingly beautiful and you will be GREAT! I now have a new blog to follow. Can't wait to see more pics.

slm said...

go get 'em girl! loved the photos posted thus far. you are bound for wonderful things in the photography world... business is in your blood! :)
ditto on mom's being our biggest fans. best wishes!

Nora said...

Awww. I had no idea!! You've always had that creative blood and I'm glad to see that you are FINALLY using it.. for YOU :)!! All the best, girl!! The pictures are gorgeous!!

Emily said...

Yay! You are awesome for taking the plunge and I hope everything goes well. You've got some great pictures already and we can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

Pua, the photo's are beautiful. You have always been creative. I'm very proud of you! Wishing you the best...Loves & hugs,
Aunty Marie

shannon said...

Girl, go big. you deserve it! love ya... Oh and yea I just wanna know when its my turn... But just let me lose a hundred lbs and than you can have at it... LOL...