Nobody is born with the ability to juggle or to walk a coin from finger to finger. These are skills that take a great deal of practice over a period of time.
Once attained, it’s like riding a bike with a lifetime of dividends.
Early on in my photography journey, I trained myself to find remarkable things that appeared commonplace to everyone else.
The things I found were essentially hiding in plain sight.
Just like most other humans, I have the normal ability to see my surroundings as I move through the world. But as I navigate through life I’m trying to look where nobody else is looking.
Most people stuck in traffic and looking out the window of their Lyft on a rainy day in New York would see a nondescript black SUV.
I saw something else. It’s not because I’m biologically different or special in any way. It’s because I obsessively practiced.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.