sunflowers in black and white

In Macro Photography, Manifesto
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From our Manifesto:

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.

My photo mojo has been waining. If I do pick up my camera, I don’t have the will to edit or scan. If I scan or edit, I don’t have the energy to post or share my work. I know it will pass. One thing I have done in the past to help find my mojo is change things up somehow. I either try a new film or get out a lens I haven’t played with for while.

I haven’t pulled out my macro lens for some time, so I dusted it off, bought myself some sunflowers, and shot away. I am sharing the images here with one of my favorite poets, John O’Donohue.

For Peace, by John O’Donohue

As the fever of day calms towards twilight
May all that is strained in us come to ease.

We pray for all who suffered violence today,
May an unexpected serenity surprise them.

For those who risk their lives each day for peace,
May their hearts glimpse providence at the heart of history.

That those who make riches from violence and war
Might hear in their dreams the cries of the lost.

That we might see through our fear of each other
A new vision to heal our fatal attraction to aggression.

That those who enjoy the privilege of peace
Might not forget their tormented brothers and sisters.

That the wolf might lie down with the lamb,
That our swords be beaten into ploughshares

And no hurt or harm be done
Anywhere along the holy mountain.

What do you do when you can’t seem to find your photo mojo?

~Staci Lee


  1. Holy shit. These photos are absolutely breathtaking! They look like something out of a dream.

  2. Gorgeous. And so appropriate to the times.

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