Once a month, Kat Sloma asks photographers to share the one recent photo which most strongly made a photo-heart connection for them. This month, for me, it was pretty easy. I adore this photograph which speaks to me of peace and light and the infinite possibility of the open road. I had been wanting to capture this place, this space, for a very long time and am so happy that I took myself on an artists' date to do just that. Kat recently wrote (here) about being a "photographer of place." Her words spoke to me because I feel so fulfilled by my photography when I am capturing a sense of place like this.
To see other participants making a photo-heart connection, go to this link.
There were two other photographs which also touched my heart this month and almost made the cut (all three photos are much better if you click on them and view them in a larger size).
I was strangely drawn to this lichen photo I took. To me, it resembles a map and reminds me of the art work of Mary Nasser. It draws me in, as I think of all the pieces of lichen as islands and I wonder what their inhabitants would be like.
And then there's this photo:
I haven't blogged about it yet, but I will. This soccer player is not my son but the photo still touches my heart for reasons I will share at a later date. Sports photography, especially sports portraiture, is another area where I feel fulfilled as a photographer.
Thanks Kat for encouraging me to review my photos from January and to think about the various aspects of my photography which truly touch my heart. If you're a photographer and haven't yet joined in the PHC, I urge you to do so. It's a wonderful and revealing experience.