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The Sense of the Flow

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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Rafael Rojas

Rafael Rojas is a fine art photographer, author and lecturer, whose work has been awarded in the most prestigious international photography competitions. His Fine Art prints, sold internationally, form part of numerous private and public collections.

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