“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Visual storytelling with photography, for me, is a process of contemplation and reflection. I reflect on the meaning behind why I am drawn to shoot certain things, and why I put them together as I do. As part of my post processing inspiration, I enjoy researching the symbolic meaning of the subjects that I photograph and contemplate why they ultimately show up in my creations the way that they do.
Examining historical and mythological meanings of words, such as mast, provides me with waters for reflection and gives me fodor for my imagination. I consider this a full brain process that engages both cognition and emotion. It carries me toward a greater understanding of my own inner landscape.
What resonates for me as I contemplate these composites featuring shorelines and masts, is that there is a vantage point or theme of strengh and pride. I am profoundly reminded that the journey is unltimately the unbending, sacred point in and of itself. From this mast, or aerial position of illumiation, I am able to navigate the terrain of my life. Passing by various shores, I am allowed a lookout point that illuminates and guides through dynamic changes in weather and the ebb and flow of sea. I forge both inward and outward with mysterious, yet unmistakable purpose.
Thank you for spending some time on my blog.
I hope you enjoyed this brief peek into my personal approach to storytelling with the art of photography.
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