February 17, 2011
It's amazing how easily writing comes to me; I have been keeping a daily journal of morning pages for 3 years. I have been photographing what matters to me for 35 years. The blog is where it comes together.
As I embark on this endeavor what are my objectives?
To show the dichotomy of my work; the brilliance of light on the landscape to what is left behind by the hand of man…I have a passion for both subjects. In my recent cruise/shore side Fla experience, I was daily recording the phenomena of clouds at sunrise, as well as what a former instructor termed the 'vernacular'. In my cindywilsonphoto.com web site, the latter has been termed 'scrapbook' and 'out of the ordinary'. To me it is individual creations of humanity that speak of individuality. A great joy for me is to escape the eight-lane highway and travel the local roads to find these curiosities. The giant orange crab on the Indian River was cause for a u-turn and closer exploration. It's mission, to call attention to its existence was accomplished.
Being aware of light has been a constant for me since my years of living on Block Island, where, in being surrounded by the ocean, light takes on a all encompassing value. Light colors and shapes the landscape, but light, as a subject is a new doorway for me. My creative spirit is light and it is being able to see this feeling reflected that renders each manifestation exciting and personal.
'Cayman Squall at Sunrise' was taken from under cover on the 12th deck of the SS Freedom of the Seas just outside of Cayman Island during a rainstorm. The squall line was visible as a low dense cloud mass and a mist seemed to rise from the land to greet it. As the squall passed it reflected the color of the rising sun. 'Caribbean Skies' is a testament to the awesome beauty of clouds at sunrise. One could create a strong image every day at this time, as it is the nature of light never to happen the same way twice.
And now, the journey continues. Saturday begins a week long photography workshop "The Contemplative Landscape" in Death Valley. Just the name conjures expectations of honing artistic vision, and being able to better share what it is I truly feel & see.