how I express myself

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
Anaïs Nin

san fran lines collage
Looking for Lines in San Francisco

I express myself through my photography. My lens is my eye on the world around me. It makes me more aware. Of light, of colour, of shapes, of textures, of landscapes and details. Urban fragments, peeling paint. A rusty lock. Light through leaves. A blackbird. The perfect flower. The purest colour. It makes me look. And take the time to stand and stare. To wonder. I hold my breath and press the shutter. And hope that I have captured the perfect moment.

How do you express yourself?

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

43 thoughts on “how I express myself”

  1. As you know Jude I love studying your photos and often imagine you taking time to get various angles. I express myself primarily through story telling but the camera has certainly added to the words.

    1. I like to think my photos tell a story too, with or without words, and I envy those people who can paint a picture with words alone; that is some skill!

  2. I love your photos and as a newbie behind the camera, I’m beginning to really appreciate your comments about how it changes your view of the world around you. I’m starting to ‘see’ things from a new perspective. It’s a wonderful experience – even if 99% of my photos are pure garbage 🙂

    1. They do improve Jo. I look at my photos from a few years back and am busy deleting most of them! I still take far too many images, but now I think about what it is I want to take, if that makes sense!

      1. I haven’t reached the stage where I’m deleting photos I took some time ago. I’m sure I’ll happily start to give them up if / when I improve my photography skills 😉

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