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“Photography for me is much more than the act of “taking pictures.” I use photography as a way of literally opening my eyes to the surrounding world… and that particular perspective carries over to even when I’m not photographing…

So often we either live in the future or live in the past … that is to say, we’re either worrying about what comes next or we’re re-living trivial moments out of the past. Consequently, we’re blind to what’s happening around us!

The act of photographing forces you to live in the present and concentrate on “the here-and-now”… a very good thing in and of itself… Others achieve this through meditation and religion….Photography is a way of achieving this state of mind… and be creative at the same time… a great “two-fer”!

Flickr is an inspiration. It’s nice to see there are lots of other people like me out there.

My thoughts and commentary concerning some of my photos are included in the introductory section of my sets entitled, “New York Streetscapes,” “NY in the 80s,” “WTC” and “NJ Meadowlands”. Here are links to these sets:”

www.flickr.com/photos/stevensiegel/sets/72157600382916817/

www.flickr.com/photos/stevensiegel/sets/72157626376913418/

www.flickr.com/photos/stevensiegel/sets/72157600382734172/

www.flickr.com/photos/stevensiegel/sets/72157600383109538/

Wow, this guy is a lawyer. But he is also a damn fine photographer and that makes for an interesting blend.

written by Christopher | tags: , , ,

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