Artistic expression puts the artist in a position of discovery. Discovery of the images in life that excite an emotional reaction of curiosity, sympathy, love, or perhaps fear. More importantly self discovery as the artist realizes their own perspective and emotion gets poured into their work. The thrill is finding beauty in broader and more finite ways than we usually allow ourselves.
As a photographer I get to take the tiniest moment of that look in the mirror and turn it outward to share with others. Hopefully I can convey to you some part of what it means for me to be able to take that journey.