The art. The skill. The talent. The simplicity. The complexity. The beauty. The emotion. The connection. The history. #tbt w/ @TheSocialPhotog
#lifeisart recognize the beauty in it and share it with the world
Photography is so much more to me than a skill or trade. It is pure self expression. It is discovering beauty in all people and things. It is giving a moment. It is a discussion/connection that may not have occurred without a camera in my hand. It is opportunity.
Last year, I was provided the opportunity to photograph Barbra Washington and her kinfolk for an inspiring shoot. Several high school girls here in the valley wore shirts to a pep rally that had letters on them. Several of the girls thought it would be funny to arrange themselves to spell out the "N" word and post it. This was her response.
This image represented so much to me. Truly, I discovered that there is power in the ability to be in tune with our own feelings and emotions and having the understanding that the world will continue to offend us and judge us. But standing up, standing strong and standing together we will continue to change the world that shames us.
~Deanna, The Social Photog