The Art of The Everyday
Photos from this trip
Lifestyle photography is defined, according to wikipedia, as:
A style of portrait/people photography which aims to capture and document real-life events, situations, or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday.
I think I've discovered over the past few months that this, this sort of documenting, is my favorite.
This is the kind of photography I like most.
One could argue that all forums of photography are "lifestyle" photography. And while that could be construed as true, I think my take on it, for me personally, is from a slightly different persepctive.
I like capturing the everyday.
Granted, the everyday isn't always routine and normal.
Sometimes it is, but not always.
But it's unposed. Candid. Unplanned. Spontaneous. Unexpected.
And that's what I like capturing.
I like capturing the moments that are happening about me in my everyday life, average or not.
I think this is why I love photographing things when I travel so much, and why I love traveling so much in general.
My everyday is different than it would be normally when I'm traveling. That, and it meshes with others and their everyday. In ways and places that are new and unpredictable to me.
I actually think the art of the everyday is an idea that, for me, encompasses more than just photography.
It's about living life in the little moments, not just the big ones.
Being content with the normality and routine of the everyday sometimes.
Recognizing that in every day, there is art and beauty.
You just have to look for it.