It is time to stop collecting photographs and start collecting experiences! Rafael Rojas explains how the right attitude towards photography will help you to develop a deeper relationship with your surroundings
There is a common misconception that says photography serves to ‘capture’ and ‘possess’ what lies outside. We see a tree, a rock or some ephemeral light over a mountain that we like and, with the help of our camera, we capture it and make it ours, encapsulated in our memory card forever. This approach flows in an outwards-inwards sense and in my opinion it undermines the beautiful experience of photography as a personal means of expression.
This approach assumes a very possessive attitude when making photographs. We go outside with the goal of returning with a product in the same way that we go shopping; this transforms the beautiful experience of being outside into a certain …
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