In the U.S., all 50 of our states have officially unofficial nicknames. For example, California is the Golden State, Kentucky is the Bluegrass State, and my home state of Georgia is the Peach State, even though I’m pretty sure South Carolina and California produce more peaches than we do here in Georgia. Sorry, I’m just splitting hairs here, but I always think about things like this.
Either way, though, I’ve always been enthralled with blossoming trees, particularly cherry and peach trees. This time every year, I cycle through just about every camera I can get my hands on – digital, 35mm, iPhone, medium format, instant film, you name it – because I simply cannot resist photographing the blossoms. Every. Single. Year.
You would think that I would get tired of doing this, right? After 8 years or so and thousands of images later, no way! I will continue to do this every year, and I will continue to use a multitude of cameras to do it. I simply just enjoy seeing what things look like when photographed.
Do you have something that you photograph over and over, every year? Or every day? I think we all have our little obsessions. Mine is blossoms. And cameras!