Friday, May 7, 2021

growth feels young

fresh mountain water

on winter feet

stings bright

awakening from the inside

goose's bumps

rise out of grey ashes

shaking off

those flakes

of winter skin

eyes grow green

like the citrusy ends

of pine branches’

young growth

our growth feels young

just as bright and new

as the dappled reflections 

across fresh mountain water


at the site
the great smoky mountains, tennessee
120mm

wrapped in afternoon light
the great smoky mountains, tennessee
120mm

shapes in shadow
the great smoky mountains, tennessee
120mm

rest on stone
the great smoky mountains, tennessee
120mm

down by the river
the great smoky mountains, tennessee
120mm


Friday, March 12, 2021

spring awakening

As the winter days continue to fade, the spring awakening begins. With this shift I have found myself reflecting on the past months with some new found clarity, a vantage point that felt buried under feet of snow and muddled thoughts. Weathering these past months of brutal cold and endless greyscapes in Chicago, my inner structure, my core self began rearranging… a quite uncomfortable process. When forced to sit with myself, relatively undisturbed and self-contained for some sixteen weeks, I began itching, poking and prodding at my sense of self…

what do I believe in? 
what brings me peace?
what do I value? 
who values me?

Of course, when we are in these moments of change, it is pretty difficult to recognize them as such growing pains. Which is why the coming of spring has felt especially welcomed this year. With each warming day, I am finding a strengthened insight, a slow burning understanding of my deep winter contemplation. With this recognition comes freedom, a feeling inextricably tied to the burgeoning of spring. 

I am welcoming it in.

cow and donkey on the grassy patch
whitehall, wisconsin
35mm

keeling over paul
university park, illinois
35mm

through the bedroom window
whitehall, wisconsin
35mm

shades of winter
pilsen, chicago
35mm

yellow, orange and brown
university park, illinois
35mm

an uncomfortable getaway
st. louis, missouri
35mm 

linking trails
university park, illinois
35mm

animal therapy
whitehall, wisconsin
35mm

Friday, February 19, 2021

sound mental health

delaney in the snow
black river falls, wisconsin
120mm

the last warm day
chicago, illinois
120mm
looking up
black river falls, wisconsin
120mm



fall in the alley
chicago, illinois
120mm

laughs in autumn
chicago, illinois
35mm

dappled light
chicago, illinois
35mm

chrystalla's new normal
chicago, illinois
120mm


blue and yellow
chicago, illinois
120mm

wynn in the grass
chicago, illinois
120mm
winter hues
black river falls, wisconsin
120mm

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

up until the edge

let us drive north
to the woods
into the country
a want so wanted
i ache for buzzing silence
and asphalt acceleration
let us keep driving north
up
and
up
and
up
right until the end brushes my nose
before the edge tickles my toes
just until what lies before me 
swallows what has been following behind
 
flag and cross at the point
lake superior, upper peninsula, michigan
120mm

wynn from the water
lake superior, upper peninsula, michigan
120mm


into the distance
lake superior, upper peninsula, michigan
120mm

across the stones
lake superior, upper peninsula, michigan
120mm

carnal driftwood
lake superior, upper peninsula, michigan
120mm

 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

late august yellows

late august yellows

bring early september jitter bugs

spritely leaping

from my eyeball 

to my fingertip 

and to the arch of my foot

the tides are shifting!

the vessels are swaying

and red leaves rock 

this way and that way

on the water's surface

wynn in afternoon sun
wells state park, michigan
35mm

late august yellows
wells state park, michigan
35mm

late morning light
chicago, illinois
35mm
waiting on the storm
wells state park, michigan
35mm

soft reds
35mm

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

on the lake pt. II

thick undulations
rise and fall
like sap
like syrup
licking up in laps
a time when
limbs can grow leaves
and breath is sweetly savored

layne in afternoon light
priest lake, idaho
35mm

lookout mountain
priest lake, idaho
35mm

the late afternoon
priest lake, idaho
35mm

wildflowers bloom
priest lake, idaho
35mm

wynn on seven mile island
priest lake, idaho
35mm

i like myself (so you don't have to)
laughing dog art studio
priest lake, idaho
35mm

cindy in blue
priest lake, idaho
35mm

sarah john in the daisies
priest lake, idaho
35mm

wynn atop lookout mountain
priest lake, idaho
35mm

sunset drift
priest lake, idaho
35mm

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

on the lake

on the lake

we move slow

ebb

flow

embers flick

flare

our lids

grow heavy

long exposure 01
priest lake, idaho
120mm
from the porch
priest lake, idaho
120mm


in the daisies
priest lake, idaho
120mm

skye and seth
priest lake, idaho
35mm

friends
priest lake, idaho
120mm

cindy on the lake
priest lake, idaho
35mm

layne after a nap
priest lake, idaho
120mm

skye on the beach
priest lake, idaho
35mm

long exposure 02
priest lake, idaho
120mm

green lines
priest lake, idaho
120mm

portrait of skye
priest lake, idaho
35mm

long exposure 03
priest lake, idaho
120mm

the dock
priest lake, idaho
35mm

long exposure 04
priest lake, idaho
120mm

on gravel
priest lake, idaho
120mm

me with wildflowers
(photo: wynn)
priest lake, idaho
35mm

long exposure 05
priest lake, idaho
120mm