Hi, my name is Alex Liu and I'm an amateur photographer based in Austin, Texas with emphasis on amateur. I'm using Fotki as a medium to share some of the favorite pics I've taken. Enjoy and thanks for visiting!
A quote that really made me think of photography and life in general from Salman Rushdie:" And this, finally, is why the Taj Mahal must be seen: to remind us that the world is real, that the sound is truer than the echo, the original more forceful than its image in a mirror. The beauty of beautiful things is still able, in these image-saturated times, to trascend imitations."
For me photography isn't just a hobby. I'm an avid believer in the power of photography to help transcribe one's life. The power of a photograph to help trigger all those memories sunk deep in my brain that would otherwise never reach the surface of my consciousness again. That's what keeps me interested in taking pictures.