Photography signifies more than a visual image for me.
For me it’s about expressing and healing.
So much of what I see with my eyes, I want to capture.
I want to capture the breath of the moment.
I like to shoot landscapes and also places that are familiar to me.
We all long for home and familiarity no matter where we are.
When I developed these film images (SO happy with all of the 24 exposures!) I found a stack of old photos from almost a decade ago.
It was my birthday and my maternal Grandpa and Grandma were framed on the side of me.
My Grandpa passed away a few years ago and it’s photos like this that make me reflect about journeys and healing.
I realized that I use photography not only to illuminate hidden treasures and intricate details of the human condition, but I also utilize the medium to heal from grief.
I can say my Grandpa is here with me because I feel it.
It’s like the breeze in the ocean or the sound you hear from a conch shell.
You can’t see it with the human eye, but you feel it.
Although it’s still difficult to look at these photos, I am grateful for everything.
When I look around at nature, I see beauty. I see integrity. I see purity in landscapes that no digital camera can capture.
So today I encourage everyone to really look at something you love and transfer that positive energy to heal you.