Date Night is a sweet photo. This couple stayed on the docks sitting enjoying the view and one another-cozy, quiet, and from where I watched, seemingly blissful. In this photo I thought I caught what I witnessed. I guess there's a part of me that wishes I was sitting on that dock in such imagined bliss.
If I'm being honest, and if you read me enough, you know I am...I don't really have a favorite photo this month-one that moved me enough for me to notice. Date Night will just have to suffice. I went scouring the archives and nothing jumped out at me as "wow". There are good photos there, but in looking over them, I believe my heart hasn't been too connected to the process this past month. I've still made some good images, but there was only one night I can remember going out shooting when I felt any tug of excitement-and it was a subtle tug, not one that was stirring. My heart has been absent from the process....and I've felt that, and I'm sure my images reflect that as well.
Last Monday was my birthday-a Labor Day baby, how fitting. I decided to begin my 2nd 365-thought it a good way to record my 50th year, and to perhaps push me to get out there and shoot-to make it work. I've been so lost in processing Cuba, I've had to let the art of taking photos fall aside. Not enough balance there.
I created this 365 logo thingy. I am connected to this collage and 9/10ths of the photos layered within I took in August. Maybe that makes my heart-photo connect a bit better.
I like making these layered collages and often include a selfie component. They can be immensely personal-often too much so to share. I really don't know what they mean; I just keep putting images together until I sense that it's done. One of the things I like is, similar to a composition by Mozart, there's always something more that you didn't notice before. Upon subsequent reflection, you become aware and find it quite obvious and wonder why you didn't sense it earlier.
Does that makes sense or did I lose you in the depths of my right brain? I did not say my art was genius like Mozart's music is....I said that I don't get it all on one intake, the same as when I listened to Mozart. There. I feel better having clarified that.
I need to go to bed.
Thanks for taking a look at my PHC for the month of August. Hoping my everyday 365 practice will offer up more heart connected images in coming months. Thanks to Kat for being that mostest hostess.