I can never tell you definitively if it’s the end product or the journey that I love most. Either way once a project is complete I have the itch to begin the next adventure. Ultimately, I think it comes down to the fact that no matter where I am in the project I see the end result -- I have a vision cast as if I’m seeing it as it should be once completed.
Cinematic visuals and captivating storytelling paired with my yearning to try new experiences and see new places fuel and pushes me forward. Whether it’s exploring an abandoned building or flying halfway around the world I view my experience as if through a camera lens -- as if I’m telling the world a story that matters.
My inherent curiosity to chase these visuals and experiences gives me such a sense of life-giving purpose. Maybe it’s selfish of me to desire such beautiful experiences and places, however, I don’t think I’ve ever truly thought of it being just for me. I’ve always wanted to share, to take an audience along with me.
That audience could be a youtube audience, a theater, or more simply just my family or grandchildren (in the future) so that I may leave behind some sort of reminder of the adventures I was blessed to be a part of -- a legacy of sorts.
I often struggle to put into words why I do what I do, or what I even do for that matter -- however, I think the best way to describe exactly what I am is a creator. I love creating content, media, video, films.
It makes sense too. If you subscribe to the idea that we were created in the image of God’s likeness it becomes abhorrently simple, we’re modeled to create -- to give life and light a purpose. If we’re modeled after a creator, we, in turn, have the desire to create in our DNA.