I found a quote by the exceptional Sally Mann the other day, and it said this:
"Unless you photograph what you love, you're not going to make good art."
I have been mulling those words over and over in my mind, and come to the conclusion that she was 100% right. I can take a million perfectly focused photos that follow all the rules and show everyone cheesing at the camera, or beautifully reading a book on the bed together, or whatever it is, but if it's JUST a photo to me and doesn't move me in some way, it's not good art. It might be a good photo, but it's not good art.
I think this is why i keep shooting. All day, every day. I shoot. I shoot to get to know my heart, to know what I love, to feel what moves me. I shoot so I can make good art, not just make a good photo. And I'm not there yet, but I think that's the beauty of it. I keep striving, keep working, keep reaching.
And with that, here's a little taste of what I loved this month. Summer, you're so good to us.