The simplicity of a photographer's 'prime directive:" document a moment in time/space. A specific angle of a passing moment, made only in the present, and seen only in the future.
Storytelling using only light & shadows, a subject, and a moment in a rectangular frame.
Over time as your eye develops, a photographer becomes encouraged to learn from any "photographic style," as the camera is solely the tool for the expression, but not the expression itself.
From street walks to abstract photography, the chaos and impermanence of the light, subject, and moment aligning just before releasing the shutter.
Just playing with photons.