Camera Position 132 : I am a Translator

Learning photography is like learning a language. As we assimilate photographic vocabulary, nuance and the like, we wind up being interpreters or translators of our ideas, interpreting those ideas into objects.

Paper Maiché maker in Lecce, Puglia
Paper Maiché maker in Lecce, Puglia, Photograph by Jeff Curto

I’ve realized that as I progress, my interest in photography as an artistic practice is in the learning of more visual languages and in becoming a strong enough speaker in each to effectively translate the many stories I have continually flowing through my mind.