The world doesn’t need another photographer like me
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin
One Dan Jurak is enough. There are enough Dan Jurak photos in this world.
Why on God’s green earth would anyone want to emulate my photographs? Hopefully they don’t. Not because I don’t like them but because my photographs are an expression of me.
The quote that intros this blog reinforces exactly how I feel about the arts and life. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Earlier today I posted a photo to 500px. When I hit the “DISCOVER” link I was struck by the sameness of the photographs. Photographs from all over the world taken by different people ending up looking more alike than different. Did the same person post these photos? It certainly looked like it but obviously that was not the case.
You were born into this world a unique human being with an insight that is yours and yours alone and yet in the move to become a better photographer you end up looking more alike than different.
There is a biological reason that we aren’t all born identical. It is the difference in each of us that contributes to the growth of the species and not the sameness.
Wouldn’t you rather be on the other side of the fence in this photo looking into the unknown and making discoveries on your own? The road less traveled you know…
Be yourself. You will like yourself better and I will too.