Calling and camera

Written by on October 19, 2010 in Notes By The Way with 0 Comments

I’ve come to a fork in the road as a photographer. I no longer want to shoot just for the sake of the images. I love a great photograph, and I could happily wander in search of moments to capture; and some great photographers have worked that way. But now I want to dig in and discover, learning and telling stories with real people.

These aren’t original thoughts, just a pause to say where I’m at. Now is the time (as always) to find something worth doing, take a risk, and do it well. The tragedy (as always) is to choose safety or familiarity and leave a better road untried.

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About the Author: Andy Gray is a writer and photographer living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and working with Alongsiders International. You can find him puttering around the streets of Phnom Penh on his Suzuki Viva 125, running stoplights and driving on the wrong side of the road or on the sidewalks like a local. If you see him in a coffee shop, he'll be the one typing and deleting the same line over and over again. .

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