OK, obvious answer: because I like it.:er: But what's your motivation to take pictures/ who do you take them for? How does this affect what type of pictures you take? Maybe this is true for all of us, but I've always loved LOOKING at stuff. On car rides (across the country or across town) I always stare out the window. I can never read or do work when I'm in a car or bus or train. And when I'm just walking somewhere, it's with my head craned up at the buildings around me, or looking across the street or at people. You just experience more of life that way, and you get some interesting stories...like the guy I saw just sitting in his car holding his d**k. Or the guy who was videotaping his driving (to show others what a good driver he is?). Or the old guy who backed away from the green light at an intersection. The wolrd is full of interesting and beautiful things, and you'll miss them if you don't keep your eyes open. That said, I take pictures for the people who can't or just don't spend the time to see the world immediately around them (and especially my family). I think this intent makes me photograph things in their natural states. I don't stage shots (yes, I frame them, but that's different). Because if I create a shot, then it is not true to nature. As a result, most of my shots are random objects that I come across meandering through town. Wow, where did that come from? I'm going outside.