Sometimes photography is a lot like painting. You find elements, you compose them, you juxtapose colors, textures, and shapes into something new. In this case, it was a dead baby snake found on the road near my parents’ house in Sedgwick Maine, and an acorn, arranged on a piece of slate on their patio.
Daily Archives: April 1, 2014
A Window To The Past
Ancient places and people have always had a powerful effect on me. There is something about being in a place like Chaco Canyon (pictured above) that makes time palpable. For all of our dwelling on the past and future of our own lives, humans really spend most of their time in the present, living now. We think about our past in terms of how it affects our now, and live now based on our hopes for the future. Being in a place like Chaco takes me out of the now, back to a time when it was full of people, building, farming, playing, loving. I touch the stones and feel their age, imagining how they were placed by people who probably didn’t even live to be as old as I am now. I look through their windows, imagining the vibrant scenes they would have seen standing in the same spot as I am today. I wonder what happened to them. I wonder where they went. I wonder why. I know I can read the theories and histories about their lives and demise in books, but for me, the joy of being in a place like Chaco is being transported and simply imagining what was.
Green, Local, and Socially Conscious
I don’t normally do this, but this small startup is amazing. All Locally sourced materials and manufacture, and they feed 12 meals to hungry people for every piece of clothing sold! They also have great designs. Well worth a look. Shop them and support them!