“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and take a look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller

Photography is something I find intriguing in everyday life because it tells a story through the eye of another without any words. It takes great courage and patience to tell stories without speaking because people view the world with their own eyes. It doesn’t come with an explanation, which is why some people question the authenticity. From the outsiders’ eye, they see an art that they can’t understand, yet they are mesmerized by it.

It takes time to step out of that aspiring photographer phase and walk through life with a powerful device in your hand. Exploration is what pushed me to not be afraid of seeing the world through the lens.

Anthony Bourdain said, “"As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful." He was a chef, but also an explorer. He understood people and culture because he journeyed with others.

I believe this is why photography is more than just a “hobby", it’s a way of life, the same with cooking. You find beauty in the world around you because you let your fears go, and you approach the world as it is with open arms.


Gabriel LaMarca