a change of season
When is a leaf not a leaf?
Psh. It’s always a leaf. But it could also be a representation fragility or anything else you choose to make it mean.
Photography has been many things to me over the time I’ve been shooting. I think it’ll continue to evolve, and to be what I need it to be at the time.
Sometimes it’s an excuse to drive out into the mountains, or a reason to look at things a bit more closely and realise just how fantastic the world is with all its little amazing details. It can be a source of something beautiful to put up on your wall that simply makes you happy to look at, or reminds you of a place, moment, person. Sometimes it‚Äôs an outlet for feelings that you can‚Äôt put into words, or when you have nobody to say them to. Using a different lens can be like using a new pair of eyes to see something familiar in a new way. Sometimes you don’t think anything when you take a certain picture, then later on it becomes very significant to you. An image can be a message to someone in particular, and nothing to everyone else‚ because you want it to be.
Sometimes I get caught up in trying to pin down what it is to me, then I realise that it is what it needs to be at the time. I can stop lamenting about taking pretty pictures because sometimes, I just need to take pretty pictures. Going through the change of season, of autumn into winter, I usually dial down the photography anyway and start on other craftsy activities , this time I’m cooking and sewing and organising to make a new flat feel more like home. But there’s a bigger change in my life too, and with it a clearer picture is starting to emerge, like I’m seeing what I am, what I was, and what I may be changing into. And my photography changes with me.
If you are lovely enough to have a link to my blog from yours and my name is on it, I’ve changed my name from Julie O’Donnell to Julie Ann Matkin. A change of season…