Photography allows me to interact with the environment and spaces around me. Many people say photographers live behind a camera however it connects you with the world in a way that is not possible when walking through a scene. It causes me to stop and look at the small and the large as well as the close and the far. I then consider what the scene is saying to me and how I would like to remember it. This can be through a landscape photo or through the creatures or flowers that are found there.
Capturing people is the same. When photographing people there is nearly always a context to add into the image that augments their personalities. Sometimes this is a small item and sometimes it is the broader landscape. It can also be the mood of the lighting, the expression on their face.
My interaction with the camera and with the landscapes around me have so far earned me 40 international awards.