"It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see." — Anais Nin
For me in practice, this translates to finding ways to re-vision (to see again) so as to defamiliarize myself with what's around me and even "me" in the end. It's not easy, to unknow a place, things, or people. When I photograph, I find corners of myself that I hadn't been to in awhile, or spots I may not know had existed. When I look back on completed images, I am surprised by what and why I choose to look at on that day, in those seconds. Wonder. As a viewer, I enjoy images that push me to see differently, to fall into the image's less familiar zones and find me there, too.
George Bernard Shaw said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”Jul 19, 2019
Beautiful afternoon walking the trails at #ThelerWetlandsTrails #HoodCanal #PacificNorthwest https://t.co/EmZrujuUgOJul 19, 2019
Hood Canal at low tide #hoodcanal #kitsapcounty #pnw #pacificnorthwest #fijord #belfair @ Theler Wetland Trails https://t.co/B7KIZhb2lOJul 19, 2019