it just is

In Inspiration, Manifesto, Uncategorized

I am in an interesting season when it comes to photography. I am not a sad or distraught about my photography; I just don’t seem to think about it these days.   I will get my camera out, even carry it with me on adventures… but I don’t seem to remember or even think to click that shutter.

I will see light dancing on the wall or in the trees, and instead of grabbing a camera, I watch the light. I feel the warmth and carefreeness of it.

The beautiful thing about it is that I am not disappointed nor distraught. I don’t feel like I am suddenly a horrid photographer or not a photographer at all. I am simply in a season that I am enjoying life and soaking it all in without my camera.   And like all seasons, this one will soon pass, and a new one will come along. Instead of fighting it, I am enjoying the noticing and being in the moment.

It reminds me of one of our manifestos:

We believe that photographic mojo may flow and ebb within each of us but that there is always at least a spark that can be reignited.

Mojo comes and goes… but my spark?  Well, that is always there and ready to be reignited.

~Staci Lee 


  1. I go through phases like this too.
    love these images you’ve chosen to pair with your words…feeling your calmness, your contentment.

  2. I’m deep in this phase, regarding photographing my personal life. But professionally, I’ve still got the spark. Sometimes I do wish I was taking more shots of my personal life but the thought of editing and managing those photos outside of my phone… feels exhausting. This is this season of my life. And that’s ok with me. Maybe I’ll come back to it someday. Maybe I will only flex these muscles professionally from now on. I think not having a family of my own is a contributor as well.

    Thank you for sharing this. <3

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