Re-Discover Forgotten Treasure
This simple photo, I made as a novice in the eighties, popped up on my radar a few days ago - it prompted me to explore it, and the memories it held for me. Right now I have time to look really deeply
an image. There may not be the chance to do this again - this is a special time.
So here I am - a young 'gringo' photographer in the Andes for the first time - naive but full of awe at the beauty that envelops me at every breath. The living room floor of my friends' house is hard but free. I'm sleeping with my camera under my pillow - after all it's the eighties and
- my photo idol at the time - exhorts us aspiring photographers to "always have your camera with you" - I take him literally.
The morning light of the Andes pierces my soul as it comes flooding into the room through the window above my head. Grateful for another day, I roll over and make this single exposure (above) - thirty years later I'm still glad that I did. Just see and act - it doesn't have to be complicated. After exploring the complexity of photography for years I've come full circle to see how powerful simplicity can be - in life and art.