Posted on November 8, 2019
So many of my pictures of late have been about the surface of things. Yes it is fall and leaves are resting on the water, apples have dropped to the ground..but I realized today they are not really about that. these pictures are about shallowness and my desire to dig deeper. Social media is filled with pretty photos of nature, yummy food, exotic travel destinations and alluring selfies. I want to make pictures that have something more to say, and that’s hard.
I have watched this Cig Harvey lecture over and over again. Some thoughts I’ve come away with –
Taking the time to step back and really look at my work has been a revealing exercise. Although I will still stop and take a picture of a pretty flower or that red leaf shining in the grass, my thought process is changing.
I think maybe I have found a starting point, that tip of the iceberg.
“You are only this moment, the length of a photograph”
~ Cig Harvey
Posted on November 6, 2019
that day by the lake
quietly absorbing the color and light
Posted on November 4, 2019
very sick, my mother spent the last few months of her life in a nursing home. each time I’d visit I’d find her propped up in a chair by the nurse’s station. one day I asked “what are you doing out here, mom?”
“I’m waiting to buy my ticket,
so I can get on the train.”
Posted on November 1, 2019
the month of letting go
Posted on October 28, 2019
Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.
~ Dave Barry