My life is not what could be called chaotic. I’m busy and sometimes feel scattered since we keep up two homes. As a result, my housekeeping is not what it used to be. Some days I look around and think about everything that I should be cleaning or doing and then somehow find myself at the computer . . . But it’s when I’m at the computer and don’t have the energy or inspiration to create, that’s when I get discouraged.
So last night just before bed I was laying down and reading the Shutter Sisters’ book, ‘Expressive Photography’. Tracy’s introduction to the chapter on stillness was just what I needed. She writes ‘stillness in photography is about the sense of peace and quiet that often exudes from vignettes, subjects, and situations in our daily lives without us even noticing it’. ‘It is about that one moment when we are inspired beyond words, when clarity overflows without our questions being answered and we have a certainty in the beauty of a moment . . .’
I immediately thought of these shots I took last week which at the time I didn’t think were anything special. Now I know they are, at least to me. Farms, fields, and fences are deeply rooted in my soul and they bring me a certain contentment that no other image can.
*Expressive Photography’ by the Shutter Sisters.