'Photographs, in my opinion, literally steal a portion of life and can regenerate an aspect of that stolen fragment of life through the presented photograph itself.' - James W. Bailey
Many people still believe that a photograph will steal their soul or can allow a person holding the picture to have magical power over them. I love taking pictures. Although I do not believe that the picture will allow someone to have magical power over the person in the photograph, or that the photo actually steals part of the soul, I do believe that photography “steals” snippets of time forever (or as long as the photograph lasts.)
Photographs can be very powerful. They can show intense happiness and sadness, sometimes at the same time. This is why I love taking pictures. One can forever remember a loved one, a favorite pet, a very special time in their life, or a special place all because of a picture.
For much of the past 10 years I have been working and dabbling in photography. Much of that time has been spent taking pictures as a personal hobby but on occasion I was to do specific shoots for weddings, portraits, and pet photography.