Of course! The path to heaven doesn’t lie down in flat miles. It’s in the imagination with which you perceive this world, and the gestures with which you honor it.
— Mary Oliver in her poem, The Swan
Last night, I gave a talk for the Corvallis Art Guild. Preparing and giving a talk is always a good opportunity to pause and take stock. As I decide what to say, I’m deciding what’s important to me. If you have a limited time and few words, the ones you choose have import.
I spoke about my creative journey to discover mobile photography as my medium and my process. I spoke about why photography is my medium. What inspires me and why I love it so much.
I talked about how photography, for me, is about lines and light. I love how I can take something out of this world, and transform it into something new — a piece of art — by the mere act of framing it with my camera. I see capturing an image as honoring the beauty and grace of what exists.
Photography is how I honor the world. It’s my perception and my small gesture of gratitude.
How do you honor the world?