Inspired Stone

Rock Still-Lifes
October 26, 2009, 2:27 am
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I take my best photos when I am doing only that, taking photos. Only when I am slowly wandering, looking, and visualizing do I really get my creative energy going. And when it happens, it is really fun and the results are exciting. Yet I still find it difficult to head into the outdoors and not be driven towards climbing or hiking or skiing-in which case my camera becomes the secondary tool and the resulting photos are uninspired.

While visiting my mom on the north coast of California I decided to take a walk to the beach and just-take some photos. I can’t remember if I had some specific shots in mind, but one thing led to another and I was arranging stones along the bluff and taking pictures like mad. What I ended up with were some still-life rock photos in the vein of Andy Goldsworthy, but simpler and not as awesome. I liked the photos and the experience enough to go back some time later and continue where I left off.