How this photograph changed my life


I took this photography during the summer of 2008 in Paris.  It is a view from the inside of the clock at the Museé d’Orsay.  The photo is completely black and white and the print is 20”x30”.  This was the first time I took a photograph and thought of it as “art”. Before this, I had taken “artsy” photos, but nothing I was truly in love with.  After I starting thinking about this photo more and more, I decided I really wanted to learn more about photography and really start working with it.  During my senior year of high school, I took a digital photography class and learned all about the technical aspects of photography.  I got my first DSLR camera as a graduation present from my parents and that’s when I launched into my photography filled life.  Once I got to college, I started my own small photography business.  I started by just selling prints of my work.  Eventually, I started getting offers to do photoshoots for weddings and senior recitals.  While shooting people is exciting, I still love the art of going out in nature and finding beauty instead of staging it.  It always brings me back to that day in the art museum in France when I decided to check out a less crowded.  In doing so I found a beautiful view of the Seinne River and Paris through a giant clock.