Photography - A Definition

I'm a Photographer

To me photography is a kind of alchemy: a marrying of technology and magic. And, while not quite as accurate a translation, it might be more appropriate to substitute the word magic for mystery or spiritualism. Certainly the greatest pictures combine excellent technique, great timing and the descriptive (albeit transitory) nature of light.

Following on from a conversation I had with my friend, Peter, on New Years Eve it might be worthwhile exploring how we describe ourselves and, as a consequence, our relationship with photography. When we say "I'm a photographer", want do we mean?

Glenn Guy