Blah blah blah, light and exposure and shutter and blah. Whatever.
Here's the trick. I like stuff. I think stuff is neat. I like being able to get pictures of that stuff so I can look at it again when I'm not standing right near that stuff.
The world is cool. I like capturing little bits of it. And locking them in a cage. My precious.
There's also that whole thing about man chasing immortality through his creative works, hoping maybe six hundred years later he might be the next Mozart or whatever, and wind up beating death by becoming famous.
That's obviously not going to happen to me. I'm simply not Mozart. Hell, I can't even PLAY the bassoon.
But in the meantime, I like stuff.