Martin Hricko

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What matters

Published May 16th, 2012

What matters? That’s the question I’ve been trying to answer for about a year now. To get you all bored to death, here’s my story. I’ve started with photography when I was about 16. Working at McDo to buy my first camera, the Olympus Camedia C-4000. I photographed all I could, everywhere, every time. Yet at some point I discovered that I have no idea what really matters in photography. I took the photos just because I could and I had nothing better to do. I had the feeling one needs to travel far away from home to take a beautiful picture of a sunset. That when shooting on the streets, one needs to hide or ask for permission. That photography has rules that cannot be broken. I was fed up, had no inspiration and gave up on photography.

Last year I decided “to give it a shot” once again, so to speak. I needed to create something, to realize myself. I bought a camera and started all over again. I can’t say I had a clear picture just what I will focus on, but this time I was aware of it.

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