I’m not sure when I “became” a photographer. There’s no defining moment that I can recall. I didn’t wake up one morning and say, “This is what I want to do.” It was a more subtle passage; a slow and steady transtransition from pastime into a way of thinking and seeing that is now, an integral part of my daily life.
Technology first opened my eyes to photography. It was a mystery until digital cameras came onto the scene eliminating the hurdle of film, and its associated processes. The ability to shoot, and then view an image on a computer screen was something I immediately embraced. Even with the early limitations, the concept was fascinating enough to fuel my enthusiasm.
Discovering Flickr, and the social aspect of photography came a year or so after buying my first camera. A world of discussion, feedback, and understanding opened up before me. With this newfound sharing, came my introduction to post-processing and image manipulation, and a realm of possibilities only limited by imagination and inspiration. If I wasn’t already hooked, this was the consummation.
Change is indeed inevitable, and as mobile computing begins to replace my laptop, internet access and work flow also migrate. Apps replace programs, Flickr falls away to Instagram, and new merges with old. Seemingly random connections evolve into a circle of friends as images inspire conversation and untraveled roads beckon adventure and exploration. One of them leads to this page.
My name is Eddie: I am a photographer. It’s not a title; it is a state of being. I’m easily distracted by sunrises, sunsets, urban decay, rural decay, lonely trees, and scenes with strong contrast. This is not a complete list. I’m prone to fits of whimsy, and easily awed. I “see” photographs even when I’m not holding a camera. This unlocks beauty in details that others seem oblivious to. Most of my images are never seen by other eyes, but the ones I do share are pieces of who I am. The happiness, joy, insecurity, fear, anger, and sadness . The good and the bad is all there. A mosaic of color, light, and emotion in which I am whole.