Close your eyes,
Take a deep breath.
Clear the mind,
Reconnect with oneself.
Lose yourself in thought.
Savor the moment.
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I photographed in the winter; during snow squalls, light snow and on overcast days. I focused on obscure objects and softened landscapes. I used snow as a blank canvas, to isolate my subject or act as the subject, highlighting only the slightest of details.
Winter is a time of quiet. When you step outside in nature you can see your breath, feel your heartbeat, and hear the soft whisper of snow falling around you. There is such a power behind that quiet. By allowing it to take over, you open up the possibility of being more in touch with your surroundings or perhaps yourself.
Each photograph was created on my land. By staying in close proximity to my home, I was able to develop a new appreciation for my surroundings and for nature itself. I find it completely fascinating how quickly the landscape can change. How something so insignificant can make such a lasting impact. And how nature at times can be so silent, and yet have so much to say.
Working on this series has expanded my mind and challenged myself as a photographer. To go beyond what is “picturesque” and instead, focus in closer to find inspiration. In this time, I was able to reconnect with myself and start to see things differently. For that was my Awakening.