Thursday, April 24, 2014

Connections

I randomly (or not so randomly) picked up the library book called The Unforgettable Photograph by George Lange with Scott Mowbray and I have been unable to set it down. Lange's writing and photography style resonates with my own style of capturing images or of how I hope to one day accomplish. 

Lange writes "If I had to pick one word to describe the things I shoot, it would be connections. I'm interested in the connections among all the people in my life." He says, "It may seem like a contradiction: that picture-taking can take you deeper into life rather than removing you from it. Doesn't the camera get between you and the thing you are experiencing? Well, it can, but not if you are truly present, as I believe you must be to take beautiful pictures. Philosophers and psychologists use the term being present to describe the experience of consciously living life in the moment, rather than passing through an experience with one's mind on something else. In this time of digital overload, it's easy not to be present; it's easy to hide, even live, behind the lens, or the screen, in the virtual world."

Here are some photographs of family connections I captured over the Easter holiday. After the images were taken I set the camera down and joined the festivities, so as not to miss the moments.

Love & Light,
Stacy

























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