Sometimes, when you're engaged in some fora flamewar frenzy over which brand or model of camera/lens/whatever is superior to all others, you tend to forget why you bought your gear in the first place: to photograph life around you.
When you photograph life around you, you take what life gives you. All too often we obsess over what we believe to be important to creating the "perfect" photograph; perfect exposure, focus, sharpness, and perfection in the subject chosen. So why not just point and shoot, and let serendipity play an important part. Sometimes you wind up with a photograph that fails in all these areas yet is satisfying in whole, and captures an illuminating moment of your life.
Sometimes life shows you real people, in awkward circumstances neither you nor they wish you were a part of. But then there you are, working your way through an awkward situation to find a resolution. Sometimes it ends happily, sometimes it doesn't. More often it ends in ambiguity.
Our existence is parasitic and destructive to all other life around us. Creatures far smaller and weaker, and far more beautiful, suffer and die due to our indifference and cruelty. These acts and their terrible results are all too often ignored while we seek to fill our lives with our own twisted definition of beauty.
For all our striving and insatiable desire to consume, death awaits us all.
First image: Olympus E-P2 and Zuiko Digital 40-150mm Mk II w/MMF-2 adapter
Second image: Olympus E-P2 and M.Zuiko 17mm
Third image: Olympus E-P2 and M.Zuiko 17mm
Forth image: Olympus E-P2 and M.Zuiko 17mm
Fifth image: Olympus E-P2 and Zuiko Digital 9-18mm w/MMF-1 adapter
Last image: Olympus E-P2 and M.Zuiko 17mm