In this series of blog posts we are introducing people who are speaking at and attending Inspire 2013. We are delighted to introduce Michael Donnor, owner of MICHAEL DONNOR PHOTOGRAPHY  Michael will be speaking about Finding Your Personal Vision

By Michael Donnor

Within, a deadly battle ensued for years, killing me softly until all that was left was photography. This is the simplest way to describe the journey of finding my personal vision, when it was over I was a stranger to my past. Photography is irrelevant and over saturated, that to be sure. Unless we are able to control it and shape it, give it life, give it spirit and soul. This is when we have found our vision, when photographs created howl to us with a demanding voice teetering on insanity. Experience is relative and truth doesn’t make a photograph. The camera is simply an extension of the mind; we must free ourselves from its perceived restrictions. I am seeing more than ever, it is so beautiful sometimes I don’t want to steal it, just watch. Let us slow down and watch, it is within those moments we will truly see and a personal vision can be developed.