Sometimes I like to search for an abstract concept or emotion and see what kind of images result. Patience has been on my mind (and defeating me) this week so I thought I’d go looking for some visual inspiration. Here’s what I found…
…waiting for the leaves to change
…watching the clock
…searching for answers
…waiting on a jet plane
A couple of weeks ago I read this: “…the experience of many travelers today, who compose their experience through camera lenses as they go and then take the pixelated images home with them in place of memories,” in this article: “Too Many Lenses, Too Few Eyes.”
A couple of days ago I listened to photographer Esther Havens speak at the Echo Conference and was challenged and inspired. Three thoughts she shared stuck with me:
1. Don’t just go to tell stories, be a part of the story.
2. Are you doing a job or connecting with people?
3. Awareness without action is pointless.
The full connection of these two things is still processing in my head and I don’t know exactly what it means. But, I do know that I am challenged and inspired to do something about what I see and what I know…and to see with different eyes…eyes that are not always my own.
I thought I’d be cliche for a change and go with an American Style Photo Friday in honor of the 4th of July this weekend. What are you doing to celebrate? I’m going to be in Memphis for the week serving and loving people with a bunch of teens…can’t wait!
One of the reasons I love photography is for the ability of an image to communicate when words sometimes fail. I find a simple beauty and deep emotion communicated in these two photos. Enjoy.
Photography is something that inspires me. Don’t get me wrong, I love motion and video but there is something unique and magical to me about the ability to capture a single moment in time. I could spend hours browsing the Creative Commons materials on Flickr looking for inspiration. So, I decided I would do something with that time and share some of what I find here on Fridays.
This week: Old School Visual Worship
LOVE the architecture in this one!