There is a labyrinth at a local garden near my home. The mindful exercise of walking around its curves brings me such peace and clarity. With each turn, I will see something new or something old in a new way.
I sometimes feel like my photography goes in circles, but I don’t give it the same grace as I do my mind going round and round in the labyrinth. Until, one day, I took a walk through the labyrinth with my camera.
I took my time. I got on the ground.
I changed my view while walking in circles.
It was a beautiful exercise not only for my soul, but for my photographer’s heart.
I would encourage you to try it. If you don’t have a labyrinth, maybe go to the same place you seem to find yourself when wanting to shoot or even stay home. See if you can change the way you see the normal and mundane things around you. Shoot what you love to shoot, but shoot it in five hundred different ways.
All photos were taken with my Hasselblad 500CM loaded with Fuji Pro 400. Except for the photo of me. That was taken by my lovely husband with his Hasselblad loaded with Kodak Portra 160.