- Belonging naturally; essential.
First of all, I’d like to say that this really isn’t photography, that I still have a long way to go, but this is how far I’ve gone so far. It is a collection of miscellaneous photos that I don’t know where else to upload, and so I’ve decided to place them here.
My name is unimportant, you can refer to me as just Joy. Imagine your typical teenager of average height and build. Asian, with the stereotypical bad eyesight and dark hair and eyes. There, now you have me in your head. Now you have me as others have had me, just a girl among many drifting along the edges of your mind.
This is not my diary, and this is not my heart and soul. I’ll have you know that while I believed that I enjoyed writing and sharing my thoughts to the world, I actually don’t. I know lots of people who enjoy “spilling out their secrest” to strangers they believe with hearts of compassion and ears for listening. But that’s not for me, and so that is how I came up with this name.
It hit me like a ton of bricks — intrinsic. The feeling that comes naturally from within. That’s what photography is to me. Not an obsession of a prideful hobby to boast, not even for all the cheesy ”capture the special moments” quotes.
It’s the way it feels to see things. The way a girl rests her head on a window, her fingers lightly tracing the raindrops that fall. That melancholy silence. The explosions of fireworks in your chest. Eyes that gleam with just a glance. The way a girl wraps her arms around herself at night, when the viscous blanket of darkness falls. It’s the way the tongue feels heavy and your head feels light when the truth doesn’t set you free.
Have you really read this far? If so, I congratulate you. Maybe we can be friends from here on. I’ll share a piece of me that I’m willing to give, and I ask you not to read too carefully into everything I say. Afterall, I am just Joy and I am just another teenager that needs to grow up and out of this phase.
But until then, this is why intrinsic photography is here. This is my blog, and I hope you enjoy.