Capturing Moments with Julie Alvarez
When I was a kid, I remember watching people taking pictures (you know, normal people like you and me, both with automatic and manual cameras) and thinking that there were two kinds of them: the ones who wanted to capture the moment and wouldn’t care for the quality of the photo, and the ones who wanted to make a “good picture” and somehow kept missing the real moment. But at the same time I remember thinking that both of them were trying to create something that launched both a memory and a feeling. A reaction.
And then… then I grew up to think that I am a bit of both.
I am in love with visual arts, and studied cinema (although later I found that music and still photography were more “immediate” for me to express myself). I love photography, I just can’t help it. But also, a shift took place inside me over the years (and is still developing): I changed my old desire to capture an image alone or a moment alone, for what feels like an automatic desire to blend them both in one. And that is how I feel every time I capture a moment: I feel it and I see it.