Mission: Paint a moment with light and shadow.
Parachuting into the middle was the advice I received about giving a speech. Don’t start at the beginning or end of a point. Get into the middle and work the idea outward from there.
I think of photographs as speeches ABOUT a moment rather than a description of a moment. There is a mystery to what came before and after. It’s a guide to what’s important. It begs a question
What do the shadows says when it meets the light? What does something vast do when its trap in a small ocular box? What happens to the world when the color is gone?
My hope is the viewer comes up with an answer they never felt before. The beginning of this speech would be that these are scenes that took place somewhere on Earth. The middle would be that I saw something beautiful there. The end would be that they can feel it too.