"Every time I look through a camera, I'm surprised. It's like finding yourself in the middle of a story." – Sabrina, 1995
I think about this quote a lot lately, especially since I've been trying to find some meaning in the photos I take. It's easy for me to become discouraged and feel like my "art" is useless, but then there are days that remind me why I fell in love with photography in the first place. This was the kind of day that felt almost like a dream; like I was looking through my lens at an entirely different world from the one I was in. This was the kind of day that made me feel more at peace than I'd been in a very long time because I was out of my normal element – an onlooker to an unfamiliar world. And looking at these photos now makes me feel nostalgic for a story that isn't even mine. I want to look through my camera and discover something and I want to capture images that feel like a glance into a distant memory. I want to create something that's more than just aesthetically pleasing.