“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” ~ Dorthea Lange
When I was in high school and needed some quiet, I would go sit on the beach. Aside from a fisherman or two, my spot was empty time after time. Mostly, I’d just sit in my car and stare at the waves. I always drove away calmer.
These days, I don’t live near a beach and I have been looking for some quiet places to escape, even for just a few minutes. When the babysitter arrives and I have a break, I don’t know where to go. Honestly, I’d rather stay home but my daughter incessantly interrupts me. I’ve tried a few coffee shops but some have loud music, some have spotty internet connections, and some have some version of that person at the next table annoying me with her little pen taps and incessant throat clearing.
So I turn to photography to calm my nerves and give my eyes a place to rest. And it really helps! In any stressful situation, I find I can always find something poetic and timeless about some part of it.
Do you feel the same?