The importance of the photograph ...

JOHN WINEBERG, PETAPIXEL:

My father passed away a month ago, and his birthday was on August 31st. I’m letting that sink in. Death is never easy and for those that have lost a parent, it has a certain significance. The person who has been there your entire life is now gone. There are things that I am now thinking about that hardly, if ever, crossed my mind. The biggest being that I am mortal and I too will meet the same fate some day, and the other, related to photography, is the importance of the photograph.

I am camera shy. This has been a fact most of my life. I believe it is one of the major reasons I took up photography. I am never in the picture because I am taking the picture. As a husband and father of two amazing little boys, I have to rethink that strategy.

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