Rocking slowly in her corner we see the fellow 'patient', twitching every so often, camera in hands, bleary eyed...
---As a teen, because Instant [Polaroid One Step] was cool. After which it used to be to record things [Nikon One Touch, Samsung, both film], family events, vacations though those were few, then my cameras broke. Several disposables down the line [Kodak & Fuji] and a small 2 pixel digital [Canon Power Shot S200 - still have it], because I could, and to record things. Skipping forward again to DSRL [Rebel XSi], because I can whenever I want, it doesn't cost anything and I can share.. and record things. Enter Macro Lens [100mm, like whoa].. because I'm seeing what I've never seen before and I want to show others.. off to film cameras again [collecting, flea markets, estate sales, etc], they are cool and old and have that vintage feel even with photos developed today not to mention all I am learning-- and on to the point and shoot upgrade [G12 wanted for Aussie trip] and we're back to because I can, wherever I am, even if I can't sneak in with the DSLR. I think it is in my blood. At 7 I was shooting tree stumps with unique wavy lines [Kodak Instamatic], as an adult I still do that with a macro lens. In another life I'd probably be a photographer, starting early, riding the wave before all the digital stuff came along and then making the conversion like most others but at the time my desired Canon AE-1 was never acquired. Couldn't afford the indulgence of hobby let alone the camera. Now I can [mind you no $Leica or Hassy$ here] and I really enjoy it. Referencing Luke above- it is my outlet, it is therapeutic sometimes and back to the.. I'm recording things!
I feel like the wordy one here but I guess that would make sense since I write as well. Anyways to summarize what I said above, because every reason points to doing it so far
Why? Because I can, because I like to, because if I don't, I start feeling restless and stay that way until I get out... and because if I didnt take photographs, I might never leave the house. Its therapy And yes, I want to show others what I have seen and how I saw it. Don't we all have a bit of that within us?