All photography and art, knowledge and wisdom goes back to your self.
You are the filter and prism of your life, experiences and reality
All experiences and sights are subjective to you. And this is what makes your artistic vision as a photographer so valuable:
The opportunity for you to share your unique perspective (literal and metaphorical in photography) with others!
Every photo you shoot is a metaphorical self portrait and reflection of yourself
So in some ways when I’m photographing my son, I’m photographing my ideals of him, his future, and the father I desire to become for him.