In my life, it often seems that I stumble across beauty and inspiration when I’m least excepting it. Perhaps it comes in the form of luminous night sky, a dilapidated building, or the subtle way a shadow creeps across cracked pavement. Regardless of its form, beauty can be found anywhere, in anything – we usually just forget how to see it. This is why we often feel as if beauty is fleeting. Only occasionally do we ever really see the beauty that surrounds us, that is us. It is for this reason that I like the absurd premise of attempting to capture it and ‘bottle it up’. Yes, if only I could preserve beauty as if it were some antiquated bug collection. Then, years later, I could dust if off and still revel in its eternal magnificence.
Sadly, such a feat is impossible. That’s why I bought a digital camera. Not one of those huge and bulbous SLR’s, but an exceptionally small pocket-sized camera. The idea is to take it with me and capture things I find riveting in everyday life. While it’s certainly not the solution to safeguarding the impermanence of a beautiful moment- it’s still a fun way to remind myself of the miraculous world that we inhabit.
I’m definitely not a photographer but here’s a few of my better shots (I even thought of some corny titles for them):
Boardwalk to Nowhere
Sunset Over Edgewater Park