Sunday, February 28, 2016

Meditations on Faith


Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” 
Brene Brown - TED talk

I am drawn to the beauty of New Mexico, and through thunderstorms, open meadows and treacherous passes, it’s a place where you can truly understand the difference between loneliness and solitude.
I find myself continually returning for inspiration, clarity and solace. I start with no preconceived ideas because there is something special about creating work so personal that everyone can find a way to relate to it.
Shooting this type of project without help is tough. You get up before the sun to drink gas station coffee. There are no producers or assistants. There isn’t a team searching out perfect locations.
The imagery for this project was created solely for the purpose of inspiration and love of the process. It felt nourishing from the beginning, and each photograph is more than a record of natural beauty. Within each image, is a quiet and introspective moment that reflects the solitude of the work that I’ve done over the years.








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2 comments:

  1. That is the best sort of work, Jim....a collaboration of souls, a listening and allowing the energy of the ages to imprint. Shooting like this is a sacred journey and only wisdom can come from that. From crucifixion--suffocating that which no longer serves to resurrection in an evolved being...these are the stories more need to experience. No words can describe their profound beauty nor the effect their presence has on our lives. Grazie! Bellissimo!

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  2. Thank you Karynlee, it is! While I was visiting the pueblos everything seemed fresh and pristine and intensely alive. As I walked around a warm stillness filled my soul. I was no longer defining and characterizing my impressions, my mind was devoid of mental commentary. To this day, I aim to perceive and interact with the world in this way: through stillness, not through mental clatter. The peace that I felt that week hasn’t left me, but I’m not always able to maintain it during my workplace activities

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