What do you do when you lose your words? When they become insignificant as you learn to express yourself through other medium. What then? Do you give up? I don’t, but I speak and write less and observe more. That’s how I discovered photography, observing more, learning to see differently. It wasn’t easy at first, but everything takes time to process. And I guess you can’t really lose your words, but you can lose the need to use them. So you use them less and less and listen and observe more. Maybe that is a new step in human existence…
I knew photography was special to me in a way words cannot explain. I knew that, the moment I held my camera for the first time. I felt whole, like never before. I felt complete. And today, I know the feeling was real. I know this is part of me, the part that needed to be discovered, the part that was crying to be heard. And I listened to it. Glad I did.
Today I won. My first photography award. It’s not much, 2nd Place in National Award at Sony World Photography Awards but it’s the world to me in terms of photography. I knew this was an award winning photograph the moment I took it, but never dreamt so big. After all, I started photography exactly 1 year and 1 month ago and this is a great and wonderful surprise.
For the whole gallery here is the website: https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards/winners-galleries/2017/national-awards/2nd-place
No one tells you this
But great things in life come slow
At their private pace.
The road towards you
Is paved with endless detours
Knowledge, where are you?