A portrait doesn’t need to include the whole person.
Sometimes, a tiny detail can be more telling, more compelling.
It’s easy to appreciate all the pretty stuff… Gardens, sunsets, or ocean views.
More of a challenge, though, is to notice the way the sun catches the light in my daughter’s hair or the sheets snapping on the clothesline on a windy day. It requires slowing down and paying attention not just to what is happening around me, but to those tiny details that make life beautiful. My camera helps me to do this, sometimes, but I also try to look for them even when not making pictures.
I am a firm believer that there can be beauty even in a seemingly uninteresting scene.
In this blog, I will explore moments like these. Posts are intended to be brief, so you can experience them in a minute or two and maybe share some of those small details that you’ve noticed, as well.