A couple of weeks ago, Robin wrote about photography as meditation. I’ve had the topic bouncing around in my head ever since, and I think this post is quite appropriate to talk about it, since the shots I’m posting were taken when I was in a complete state of calm and peacefulness.
In the past twenty-two years of my life, I’d never felt the way I feel when I’m walking around with my camera and my headphones playing Muse, Arcade Fire or Angels and Airwaves. I don’t know why it happens, I just know it’s magical, and that’s why I believe photography is my raison d’etre.
Like Robin said in her post, now I see things in pictures, I see the world in frames. The road I’ve traveled hundreds of times before commuting to college has now become a world of wonderful discoveries, and every kilometer I wish I could jump out of the bus window and snap a few hundred pictures.
When I’m depressed, down, or moody, all I have to do is grab my Rose (Rosaleah, my Nikon L20), and go out. I always come back home a renewed woman.
I notice everything; I pay attention to every detail. When you live life like this, it’s impossible not to see beauty every day. When you see beauty every day, your life is different. It changes you. It saves you.
This sunset was so extraordinarily beautiful that I felt like I was floating on a cloud in some dimension where one can only be happy and at peace. I hope some of that shows in these pictures. I hay yet more pictures from Saturday; I hope you’ve been enjoying them so far!