When I moved to NJ from North Carolina I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to get back to my roots, the trips to NYC with my camera, and the beginning of a new chapter in my life. Well this winter kicked my ass for sure. It left me doubting everything. It left me doubting my abilities as a photography and the path I have chosen. Why did I give up the warmth and sunshine of Charlotte, the perfect light for photography , for the endless cold, grey winter that we had this year?
I gave up meat, I meditate, I exercise, all things that are supposed to free the mind and enhanced the creativity that I know I have in me. Well none of it worked. Yes, physically I am in the best shape of my life. I can look in the mirror and say”not bad for 48″, but obviously that is meaningless, things our ego has us believing is important. I should know better. I know happiness is an inside job , I’ve read all the books and had a great teacher but I got lazy and afraid. The lack of light has kept me inside way too long and away from my camera.
Well spring is almost here and I can feel my creative juices flowing. I am going to fight my way out of this slump and get back to doing what I love. Taking pictures, and a lot of them. I am heading to Arizona where I know I’ll make some magic… Hello spring you can’t come soon enough.