“Paths” series image in Langley, VA 2018 on #berggerpancro400#nikonf3#redfilter
Notes: “Unlike man-made communication systems in which noise is an encumbrance, the brain may use noise as an inevitable and beneficial factor” Basar, E. from Biophysical and physiological systems analysis. Quote pulled from the zine “Uncertainty and Unknowing: Pearls of Wisdom” by Joseph Germana. He was my college psychology of self professor at Virginia Tech. I did an independent study with him on zen meditation. I dedicated my last publication “Nervous Systems” to him. (Link in bio)
Currently documenting the vogueing community in the Netherlands as a means of research to my projects. Interested to know more, feel free to contact me. 🖤💪🏿🏳️🌈 Portrait of @haroldluya at the Las Vegas Ball in @birdrotterdam 2018
“Paths” series image in Paeonian Springs, VA 2018 on #Illfordhp5 pushed to 1600 #nikonf3
Notes: this project is About returning photography too it’s more fundamental roots. Walking alone on an unknown path with a camera with black-and-white film, one lens. When something is “felt” I humbly attempt to capture that feeling. Relying only on my heart which manifests itself in form , light, and the spirit of nature. Is that too esoteric? Regardless, I’ve found the project to be incredibly meditative, awakening, and therapeutic. When the project is through I hope to make both an 8 x 12 book where you can return on this path again and again, as well as some small box sets of prints were each path is totally unique.
“Paths” series image in Falls Church, VA 2018 on #berggerpancro400#nikonf3
Notes: You might be wondering why I made this photograph. Well, this project has been about aligning my heart/self with a “nature”-based spirit that is always present. This may look ordinary but it felt special for how delicate both the thin patterned plants were and how quiet the light was. Sometimes I think in photography we are really drawn to the obviously extraordinary, but when you really look at things the truth is most everything is some kind of miracle. And the beauty in photography is you get to frame that miracle. Quite a gift we have. Do you have any images like this? Which seem like nothing but are special to you? I would love to see them.