Law of Attraction

Photography is more than just capturing moments. It is also a way of expressing ourselves, our feelings, our interests, and our passions. As photographers, we often find ourselves drawn to certain subjects, themes, or styles that resonate with us on a personal level. These are the ‘itches that can never be adequately scratched’, the things that we keep coming back to, time and again.

Why do we have these ‘itches’? What makes us photograph what we do? I believe it is the law of attraction. We photograph what we are best attached to and attracted by. We photograph what reflects our personality, values, emotions, and vision. We photograph what inspires us, what challenges us, what moves us, and what makes us happy.

For example, some photographers may be attracted to nature and wildlife, because they love the beauty, the diversity, and the unpredictability of the natural world. They may feel a connection with the animals, the plants, or the landscapes that they photograph. They may want to share their appreciation and admiration for nature with others.

Some photographers may be attracted to people and portraits, because they are fascinated by the human condition, the expressions, and the stories of different individuals. They may feel a rapport with their subjects, or a curiosity about their lives. They may want to capture their essence and their emotions in a single frame.

Some photographers may be attracted to abstract and conceptual photography, because they enjoy experimenting with shapes, colors, textures, and patterns. They may have a creative and imaginative mind that likes to play with different ideas and perspectives. They may want to challenge themselves and their viewers with their unique vision.

These are just some examples of how the law of attraction works in photography. Of course, there are many other subjects and themes that photographers can be attracted to, such as architecture, street photography, sports photography, macro photography, etc. The point is that whatever we photograph, we do it because it means something to us. It is not a random or arbitrary choice. It is a reflection of who we are.

This does not mean we should limit ourselves to only photographing what we are attracted to. On the contrary, we should always be open to exploring new subjects and themes that can broaden our horizons and enrich our experience as photographers.

However, we should also embrace our ‘itches’ and celebrate them as part of our identity and style as photographers. They are what make us unique and authentic. They are what make us passionate about photography.

Cape Cod personifies and epitomizes my own, law of attraction.



Jack Hollingsworth