I’m not a photographer. I’m not an artist. I’m just a guy with a little box that I like to think of as a time machine. Most people call it a camera.
I call it a ‘time machine’ because it captures a tiny slice of time. A person can see a photo of Lincoln and be transported for a moment back to the 1860s.
A image made today can be seen by people 150 years from now and they’ll be able to be in the present — even if just for a slice of time.
Micah Mackenzie in Asheville, NC is an artist with a camera.
He can take images and through the magic of imagination turn them into works of art that transports people to magical places of how things could be. An artist takes something and refashions it into something that is new, different and exciting.
Micah does that with a camera.
Another friend, also in Asheville, is George Plym. George is a photographer. He has the ability to see something and capture that same something through the viewfinder. He doesn’t enhance his work with software — what you see is what you get with George’s photos. He’s the master at being able to transport you from wherever you are to the spot and moment behind the lens when he pushed the shutter.
Me? I see it, I shoot it. I like to think that I’m allowing friends — literally all over the world — to join me with me for just a moment in this adventure and journey we call life.
Now, when I invent a camera that can take pictures in the future, well, then I’ll be on to something.
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Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist from America. His latest book of photography, Suenitos tells the story of the only daycare inside the dangerous Hidden City. Now based in Argentina, he continues to turn his lens on social justice issues around the globe. Connect with Jerry on MosaicHub, Facebook or LinkedIn today. Have a story that needs to reach national media? Email him today.
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