Saturday, April 5, 2014

Another year older (pics and "Private in Public" sneak-peek)

Well, I just celebrated my birthday. It seems as though, as I get older, the years tick off a lot faster than they did when I was half my age. I know - not exactly a revolutionary observation, but it's one worth mentioning in light of another (counter-intuitive) insight I've had of late.

I'm TAKING time. Time to appreciate, to investigate, to create.

This apparent shortening of the days - which turn into weeks, months, and years - can easily become a mask that blurs, and eventually completely obscures, the fine detail of life. It can be a bit of a struggle to shake yourself out of that fog, especially when nature and the very environment you inhabit seemingly conspire against you.

  Photograph jobs jobs jobs by Instant Kamera on 500px
  jobs jobs jobs by Instant Kamera on 500px

The solution is, of course, change. Coincidentally, as we age we become averse to change and more set in our ways. Familiarity FEELS comfortable and safe. But it also stagnates our growth. Pay no attention to that voice that says "maintain status-quo". That's just the mist seeping through the crack under the door; that's more of the grey.
Change your perspective. Change your routine. Change your clothes, your hairstyle.

And if you don't like the changes you've made, change your mind.

Anyway, this post really wasn't intended to become pseudo-motivational drivel, so without further ado, here's a sample of a project I've been working on for the last year or so. It's called "Private in Public", and are, ostensibly, pictures of locks. More on that once it's complete, but enjoy.

  Photograph PinP #1 by Instant Kamera on 500px
  PinP #1 by Instant Kamera on 500px