Thursday, November 10, 2011

the flying salt, the scattered sun.

Hello November. My parents always warned me that this would happen. That time is finite, and it swiftly escapes you. They told me that as I get older, it moves at an even quicker pace. I’m sure I write with some naiveté on the subject, as I still have some years ahead of me, but every day, I grow more aware of time’s fleeting nature.
In my personal work, I am constantly drawn to photograph something that makes me slow down, giving my eyes (and myself) time to adjust. I find myself leaning more and more in that direction – unabashedly embracing beauty, simple pleasures, and appreciating small moments of peace, silence and comforting solitude. 
Reminiscent for a drop of summer, I wanted to share these photographs with you.  Finding them (and also sharing them) is all part of my winter project list. As some of you know, I am really looking forward to hibernating and creating, finding beauty in and making the most of those possibly dreary, dark days. These photographs are from a quiet weekend away with dear friends, where the time was spent enjoying morning and afternoon walks, making simple, home cooked meals together, and laughing and chatting over coffee or wine. I wish every weekend could be like that. 
Leaving you with a little inspiration for your weekend:
"I will have to wait for the fog, 
the flying salt, the scattered sun,
for the sea to breathe and breathe on me;
because water is not just water
but a hazy intrusion,
and the waves roll on in the air
like invisible horses." 
Pablo Neruda, Strangers on the Shore


Anonymous said...

Beautiful shots, Kimi. I love your idea of finding beauty in the dark and dreary days ahead. I have a feeling you will do it exquisitely. I am not happy about these dark evenings. I miss the evenings of summer when the sun stayed up with us. Maybe I need to take a page from your book and embrace it.

Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography said...

Kimi, you are a true artist. This is beauty.


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