Dear Photographer featuring Erin Hensley, Photographer



Erin Hensley - beginning photo - 2010

Beginning (2010)

You’ve got to be a beginner before you can be anything else.

I’m not going to tell you to be patient,

because no one is truly capable of patience in their journey.

The waiting is hard.

Waiting for that first bit of magic to flow through your mind

and into your camera.

Keep a hold of that tenacious spirit,

don’t ever let it go.

Know that there will be bumps in the road.

You might think along the way,

that you’ve lost your talent, your spark.

You might get sad that everyone around you is creating masterful photographs,

while you’re just a stick in the mud.

The secret is that it’s always there,

but sometimes it needs a rest.

Many call this a rut,

you should know that it’s just a natural part of the cycle.

Everything gets tired sometimes,

even the creativity that we are so lucky to have found.

Let it rest,

and rest yourself too.

For each time it comes back from its slumber,

it will be stronger than ever before.



About the photographer:
Erin is a fine art documentary photographer currently living in Post Falls, Idaho, but you never know where you’ll find her living next. Moving is exhausting, but the experiences are worth it. She tells her families story through the pictures she takes.  She has a passion for moody, black and white photographs and a knack for seeing what others often miss. Raw, honest moments are what she strives for. Out of the ordinary, unique and imperfect details in life, are where she finds her voice as a photographer and artist.
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