Well its September tomorrow and I think for me and lots of other people the start of the new school year always seems to bring on the same reflective mood that the January new year is known for. The distraction of Covid has perhaps emphasised this even further but I certainly feel this year, and last, has gone very quickly- looking back its all a bit of a blur.
Its times like this I love having good photos to look back on- not least of all to remind me what I’ve been doing. My favourites, of course, are always the ones taken when surrounded by friends or family. Also incredibly precious to me are the nature photographs, I love the way the act of photography necessitates slowing down and observing the world. This year I paid especially close attention to the spring wildflowers, so welcome after a long and cold Northumberland winter. My catalogue of images is an accidental story of the seasons, my own small way of celebrating and noticing the changes and the passage of time. I feel better knowing that I appreciated those changes and used the opportunity to capture a record of them while I could.
I love the video below and the take it has about how the way we experience life and memory seems to have been fundamentally altered by photography.
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