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TonySlattery

North Narooma, Australia

My journey in photography started in the early 1980 with processing my own black and white images in a makeshift darkroom under the...

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Why photograph?

Why photograph?…

Be smart and say because you have to. In a sense, i do indeed have to, because i need something bigger than myself to obsess about. Something to occupy my mind.

In order to share what i see. To photograph is more than just snapshots. In order to photograph, one must notice things. Your friend, your wife, your girlfriend may say to you “Wow, look at that, that would make a great photo. Why don’t you take a picture of that.” If only it were that easy.

The art and skill involve in photography is a balance of contradictions. To release the shutter is both the easiest and most difficult thing. To point the camera in the general direction of the object you wish to photograph and to depress the shutter button, this is something anyone can do, and a lot of people do, and sometimes

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