As a photographer, I often hear words like Photogenic.
It’s a word we use so often in positive regards to others, “Wow, you’re so photogenic!” And use it almost always to enforce a negative connotation on ourselves. “I’m not a photogenic person at all.” It breaks my heart to hear people talk about themselves this way.
Do you know what the word Photogenic means?
At it’s latin roots:
Photo: Light -genic: Produced by, given life by
So essentially, it means to “give life by light,” or as Jesh DeRox puts it, “Light coming through life.”
You have a life that’s worthy of being remembered.
As a photographer, and especially as a lover of people, it’s my heart’s passion and desire to capture that glimmer of genuine life shining through and to capture that essence of who you are.
There is no such thing as a photogenic person, just a person.
You’re unique. Your heart, your life, your passions; you shine with a light that will never be shone again by another other being. Let it show. It’s beautiful.
You embody “photogenic”, you are its definition.
Photography is completely dependent on light. Some of us work with natural lighting, some of us have learned how to manipulate it. How we get the lighting isn’t the point. The point is that we can’t get a photo without that light.
In the same way, I would say that my photos are nothing without your light. Are you willing to let it shine, show me your heart?
I will keep trying to share mine with the world. I promise.