A picture is NOT worth 1,000 words. As a photographer, I experience more than just words every day. Any given image is an encapsulation of emotion, reality, and creativity. Photography is a subjective field; unlike mathematics and literature, there is not a ‘correct’ formula or conjugation. Photography is re-invented and re-discovered as a new expression each moment.
My passion for photography began at an early age. Progressing from my childhood years to my time serving overseas in the Navy, I have always believed my most powerful form of self-expression is through photography. I founded Wright Way Photography in 2008, and since then, I have travelled across the country seeking to learn this art. I want the people with whom I work to share in the awe striking experience.
My experiences with professional entertainers, wedding photography, individual and group sessions and my membership with organizations like the Professional Photographers of America has increased my passion and also shown me I have much to learn.
There is no question I would like the opportunity to attend Skip’s Summer School. Professionally speaking, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to train under, network with, and work alongside some of the greatest names in the field. In addition to this, however, much of my reason for wanting to attend this program is to be in the company of people who value the art of creativity and respect the skill of photography as I do. I enjoy being in a room full of people who share similar passions and love for the art. I have come to understand my career is more than producing pictures for clients; I capture memories, I create stories, I explain, detail, and represent reality. I know Skip’s Summer School will increase and refine my ability to do this to the best of my ability.
Some people choose to communicate through music as famous singers, through athletics as famous soccer or basketball players, or as famous healers as nurses or physicians. I communicate through images. However, just like singers, athletes, and physicians, I realize I must always take advantage of each opportunity I have to make my craft better. I cannot reduce photography to simply words or photos. I believe it is a creative language meant to be learned and communicated. I want the opportunity to attend Skip’s Summer School so I can continue to learn how to touch the world and speak with the art of photography. Ansel Adams said it well: “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
Steve Wright Jr.
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