From Paul Moody,
I first started taking pictures with a cheap used point and shoot camera when I was 22 years old. It was an alternative artistic endeavor for the times I was driving myself crazy working on music. I always had the camera with me, and was constantly taking pictures. At first, I did not particularly have any idea what I was doing, but I knew I loved doing it, and I have had an incorrigible addiction to photography ever since.
The great photographer Robert Capa said, "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough." I have come to find the opposite is often true in my work. I started off imitating the great street photographers, but soon found it did not fit my personality or talents. So I have had to develop my own style, a style that I hope has become unique and genuine through countless hours of shooting.
I not only strive to candidly capture the world I see around me, but to simultaneously capture the world that exists within myself. Although most shots I take fail completely in this goal, those few that don't, and the longing for a perfect shot, keep me walking through the streets of downtown Chicago with wide eyes, sore feet, and a desire to capture fleeting moments before they fade into the past, forever lost from my view.
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