a journal of observations, obsessions and inspirations

December2008

Posted in: Travel

Whispers From the Other Side of the World

map showing Greek islands in Aegean Sea

Under slightly more than half a moon, the curve of a bay and a silhouette of rooflines emerge though blue-black-blue darkness. Silence is thick. Only a few stars remain visible with moonset still an hour away. The cool of night’s transition into morning feels heavy on my skin like a veil of fog, though there is none. But the arrival of the sun will transform the island. “Whatever you do,”[…]

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Posted in: Photography

Ignoring the rules

Dancer in rehearsal, out of focus to show movement

I can get pretty wound up with everything I’m juggling and, every now and then, I need a remedial lesson in breaking through walls and trusting my instincts. A few years back, I got a week-long reminder: There’s an indulgence in letting oneself go, an indulgence we don’t often given in to. Can I creep closer to that edge between reality and madness, like some of the great painters? Some[…]

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