Some people have chocolate, some people have yoga… I have street photography. Whenever I start to feel down, I pick up a camera, slap a 50mm prime on it and hit the LA Metro. It’s the perfect place to find my favorite drug: Now. As an LA photographer, I chase Now for a living. I’m always in search of the the perfect flash in the eyes (headshots), the perfect time of day (real estate) and the perfect fleeting gesture (dance). Now is always gone in a blink and I love catching Now before it goes. Now can be archived. Now should be glorified.
Now happens all around us every minute of every day, but most of us aren’t paying any attention. I love that street photography allows me to grab those moments that fly by and let people see them. I love that it forces me to shut down my brain and be fully aware of my environment for a change. If life is what happens when we’re busy making other plans, then Now is the driving force behind it. I want as much Now as I can get. Okay, I’ll take the chocolate, too. You can keep the yoga.