“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
And so here we are at the end of something. Or is it the beginning? I’ve taken you for a ride. A ride I promised would be a glimpse into how I see the world around me. Or better yet how I would like to see the world around me. Every photograph I’ve taken holds a special memory for me….for it is the photograph that helps me hold on to precious things that I would otherwise loose. At the age of 40 I’ve found that most of my childhood memories are gone. I remember so little from beyond 20 years ago and I find that more recent memories are slipping away as well. I’ve known for some years now that I am suffering from some type of memory loss issue. So photography for me is more than a creative form of expression, its more than something I can hang on the wall and share with friends and family. It’s part of me and its an important part of me that helps to remind me of where I have been, what I have done and most importantly who I have shared these events with.
I hope that for you the photographs from this month of color, stir something inside of you. I hope they make you restless to the point of having to go “out there” and explore those wild lands. I hope that for some of you these photographs will capture memories for you in the way they hold mine.
Now get out, and pick up a camera on your way….