This thoughtful piece from Simon Baxter on Emotion in Photography really resonates with me. Let me know if it resonates with you!
“Emotion in landscape photography has always been a prerequisite for me to capture personally satisfying photographs. First and foremost, I have to love my subject and location in order to connect and be consciously aware of why I'm emotional drawn to something. In turn, it informs my making of images and I'm then more likely to capture the essence of the experience.
It's a very difficult subject to explain, perhaps impossible to teach, but I skim the surface of his mind field to try and give some insight into what I mean. Personally, this is THE most important aspect of my photography, so I hope this offers a useful introduction.”