Up Close and Personal

 

What if I liked living here?

Friend says, “There is nothing to photograph here.”
My mind says, “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust.

There is no privacy here.

But this, right now feels so private. There is no one here but me. I feel so at peace in this moment.

Shortcut, this way.

Let us take the shortcut so that the memories do not climb into the pores of us. It is easier this way.

Trust.

Repair the broken, replace it and it becomes something completely new. Never again shall it be the same.

Walking.

Walking around looking for my next photograph instead of just looking. Take a breath. Take it in. The only people who seem to be out and about today are the dog walkers.

Reaching.

If you have the same thought often enough, you should listen to it. If “I do not want you in my life” is a daily thought, you should listen to yourself. *I should listen to myself* Reach out to the right people, not the wrong ones. Even if all you are surrounded by are ‘wrong ones’.

“Everything that makes you not perfect, makes you perfectly who you are.”

That

Sometimes I look at films and think, “that”. That is what I want to capture. A moving image. The opening moment when the shot is out of focus and then slowly you begin to see what it is that is right in front of you.

A solid image that someone has captured, a moment in time – frozen. “Every picture is worth a thousand words.” I want to write those words. To experience the stories and know every detail.

To meet all the people of the world, all the cultures and all the landscapes.