For some years now, I found out that I love working behind a camera. If you really want me to smile, just put me behind a camera. It gives me so much joy. I decided to post this because today, I found myself discussing with someone what I really want to do. I told him I would love to be a photojournalist. I do hope this is a general thing and not because I am an introvert. Like it has to do with passion or talent or something like that. Is it not really an introvert thing right?
Yeah, I love the camera and these are the reasons why:
1. Captures moments: There are times I laughed so hard and I do forget whatever is bothering me for some minutes. Like when I read funny stories or watch comedies. These moments are when I am really free in my soul, my heart, my mind and for some minutes, the word introvert seems like something I have never heard or come across. So if I am with a camera, I will just capture the laughs.
2. Saves memories: My wallpaper is a picture of me during my final year week in college. I was all smiles and happy. The environment was serene and I was with people that made me happy. Each time I unlock my phone, I smile at the memory and wished I could go back to it. Yeah, life after college is something else. I have not taken a picture like this. I tend to focus more on being an introvert. Thanks to my smartphone camera for capturing the moment and my memory card saving it.
3. Sees inside me: Believe it or not, I do feel a camera sees inside me. This reason makes me love a camera although I feel shy in front of one.
4. Tells a story: “A picture is worth a thousand words” I’ve heard people say. No matter how many times I look at a picture, it tells me a different story each time. For this reason, I always look forward to reading people’s stories through a picture taken with a camera.
5. Sees the whole world through a lens: Each time I get to handle a camera either to take a picture or record a video, I see almost everything in this world through the lens. For example, I was at an event (a wedding I couldn’t miss because I was to record the moments) and just through a lens, I could see and feel love, happiness, spiritual beliefs, sadness, uncertainty of the future, doubts, faith, peace, genuine friendship and more. People of different weights, heights, languages, skin colors, gender etc. were all seen through my lens.
6. Lastly, it makes me hide myself and face from the world. I am seeing everything but don’t want to be seen. I love the happiness I see but don’t want mine to be seen. I love the sadness but don’t want mine to be seen. I love the feeling of belonging but I don’t want to be a part of it.
I REALLY DO HAVE AN ADDICTION FOR TRAVEL OR EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY. I might start something soon!
With all my reasons above, is this an introvert thing? Do all introverts love the camera because of these reasons? Or this is a growing passion in me? Is this an introvert problem? Do I this feeling because I am introverted?
If you feel the same, let me know in the comment box. And would love to know if you feel otherwise.
Update on Bukky: Lol! She accused me of breaking a promise by not staying at home when she came visiting (I ran away to nowhere actually). Also, she checks up on me and chat with me (against my will lol. Sometimes, I hear a knock when I am about sleeping). Guess, she is really here to stay as a friend.