Story : a photographic conversation
Haven: a place to grow
I am here at the keyboard writing my once a month newsletter that is a conversation about how to take photos, how to take photos of a garden or nature, how to carve out some time for yourself, a little moment to reset and revisit oneself. I pick a theme and then I structure it into a formula, thinking in my naivety that this is how to share my thoughts, to converse. I think that giving structure will make me more sure of what I want to say. That planning sections will give more purpose. It won’t. The more I learn about gardening, nature and creative work the more I understand it is messy. It is not linear. That it follows no set course. This is where the problem lies, humans like to box things, give structure in a vain hope of understanding and sadly to control. I realise that as uncomfortable as this makes me feel I need to dig deeper into this unsturctured line of thought. I need to let the garden be messy and grow as it wishes and I need to converse the same way. I need to embrace the bad photos and keep trying even if I don’t understand what I trying to do at times. Why? Because that is the conversation I want to have with you. All the gardening, all the photos and creativeness that comes with it is about the messy exploration of self. This is the story I want to share. So this month’s volume will be a messy mish mash of what I started to create and then what I messily created. A conversation that starts with a point and then like all good conversations meanders off into some thing else, like that something that was on the tip of my tongue but seems to have gotten away on me.
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