#1 summer solstice 2015

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Today is June first and it marks the jumping off for my summer solstice project. I am never quite sure what it will bring or how I will resolve the ideas in the back of my head, but I choose the uncertainty of trying again.

01-white-roses-2015.jpg"The voice of that despair suggests seducingly to me that I should give it up, that I'm a phony, that I've made all the good pictures I'm ever going to, and I have nothing more worth saying. That voice is easy to believe, and, as photographer and essayist (and my early mentor) Ted Orland has noted, it leaves me with only two choices: I can resume the slog and take more pictures, thereby risking further failure and despair, or I can guarantee failure and despair by not making more pictures. It's essentially a decision between uncertainty and certainty and, curiously, uncertainty is the comforting choice."
-- Sally Mann, Hold Still, pp. 281-282.

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