I love photography for selfish reasons, really. There are moments of total exhilaration when you know you've captured something truly unique. It may be unique on a personal level or to the greater audience, but that feeling of "I've got something special here" is what I chase each time I pick up a camera. I also can't help but have a good time when I'm photographing people to a point where my face hurts from constantly smiling. The only phrase that comes to mind is: so good, it hurts.