BEHIND THE LENS
Once upon a time the thesaurus was among my would-save items in a fire. So. Many. Brilliant. Words. Too many really. I would cram articles and essays with as many as I could, always on a mission to make each paragraph an art form. Always thirsty to relay the vivacity and colour of a sentence with the passion I felt it deserved. It drove Dad, my trusted proofreader, nuts.
Then I grew up. I had to write a haiku. My haiku described a photograph. I had to be so selective, minimalist even. The image had to do the talking. And it did. It was an infinite number of perfect and imperfect sentences, punctuation included, on one Kodak sheet. A thesaurus displayed within a 5” x 7” frame.
I love what a photo can do, how it can “tell a thousand words” while a few little words still have the power to change its story. I bought a camera and focused on indulging my quest to capture things that provoked a strong enough emotion, usually resulting in a smile, with the simple click of a button. A memory, even an unvoiced thought, immortalized in pixels.
My Nikon is now a would-save item. Only I thought I would upload some of my favourite images here, just in case… I hope you enjoy them.