ARNDT ON PHOTOGRAPHY
Life and the World Around Me
"Photography allows me to expose the ordinary as the extra-ordinary. The whole world's hopes and shortcomings; the happiness, the sadness. Common life suddenly becomes a contract print of the larger world when viewed through my lens.
I find the best teacher of photography is experience, with some ground covered, it is comforting yet exciting to know there is much more experience to endure ahead.
Being a visual learner I have always been drawn to images that seem to represent life chronologically. I hope my work will serve as a benchmark for others, sort of allowing me to be a visual teacher in return.
Life moves so fast and changes on us so quick. Photos help capture the moments we miss, the times we may have forgotten, the times we might not have always remembered at the forefront of our minds. The faces of people, buildings, and other signs of times that change over time. Taking pictures of all of these things is a proof of life. A proof of where we've been and how far we have come. The who we have become and helps further us who we are to be."