I have a gift.
I can capture a person’s essence and beauty in a photograph. It started to emerge when I was young and I endlessly drew people’s faces. I loved seeing the beauty and spirit of a person and then recreating their essence on paper. What I took for granted as a youngster I realized was a gift when I grew older. The gift of seeing the beauty that every person possesses and being able to capture it on paper was magical. Eventually I ditched the pencil and picked up a camera. With my camera, I could capture not only an individual’s beauty but I could include elements that highlighted that moment of beauty. The gorgeous images from my imagination that I held in my mind from reading stories or daydreaming, I found I could recreate with my camera.
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