The lens is an extension of how I experience life and the existential questions I ask. I started taking photos when a friend of my parents gifted me a plastic camera at age 6 or so. It wasn't until much, much later that I began with a really nice Nikon, several lenses, the whole nine yards. I preferred slides and B&W, started printing my own and really got into it. When digital came out, I didn't get one till much, much later.
It seems to me that there's such wonder around us all the time, especially in nature, and we haven't been good stewards of our environments. And the viewfinder is a creative, contemplative, exploratory experience for me. For me, this journey is about appreciation, self-expression, and awareness of beauty, form, contour, elevation, texture, color, shade and light. It's also an ode to the Earth, the most beautiful woman I know (although I may venture into other subjects in the future). For other images and thoughts, please visit: http://pamirsphotos.tumblr.com