A Glorious Golden Hour To Close 2021
The Transcendent Experience Of Making Photographs
So here I am, creating a new sketchbook entry for the beginning of 2022. It’s been a project long abandoned. But I’m really happy to share my art again, on my own terms, in my own space.
The temptation to turn this into a big deal is strong. The “this must be perfect”-itch wants to be scratched. The “my art isn’t good enough to share”-voice speaks loudly to me too. And to round it all off, there’s a need to explain my absence, or justify taking up time and space on a screen.
Perfectionism, and unworthiness seem to go hand-in-hand in my mind. But I have been breaking free of these untruths. I am breaking free in part by simply publishing my work for myself. For my own enjoyment. Because making these photos is certainly a joy for me. Photography – at times – is a transcendent experience for me. And I do want to share that.
So without further fanfare, I would simply love to share my work, with you, whomever you are, reading this.
Rather than walk you through these images, I have inserted some of them between paragraphs, and they will speak for themselves. I made them just a month ago in my local park; in my corner of the world; during what is turning out to be one of the most intense periods of my life – maybe all our lives.
And here (click) is an extended gallery of images not shown on this page..
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