It’s been too long since I’ve been able to put up a blog post. My apologies. I’ve been thinking about it nearly every day though and until yesterday I hadn’t a clear idea of what I wanted to say.
One of my favorite concepts in relationship (any kind of relationship….friend, child, parent, employer, among many) is mirroring. That is, when you are engaged with someone in a conversation you might consider that you are talking to yourself, or that the issues that arise between you are really your own issues. Bear with me, this does relate to photography. If you find yourself, like me, in a bit of a rut or just working on too many other projects to clear some time for introspection, try this idea: Reach out to a friend working on a project and listen to what they are doing, what they might need, or some area of struggle for them. Chances are, if you have listened deeply and begin to create a response from the heart, those words will be meant for you as well. In the middle of my conversation with my marvelous friend Honey, I heard myself saying to her just exactly what I needed to hear as well. It was one of those great AHA moments.
What were the words? “When you are clear in yourself about the value of your work, then you will speak with authority about it and the Universe will bring opportunities to demonstrate an appropriate response.”
So now I’m going to listen to that and FINISH my proposal for private shoots with horses and farms. In April, May, and June, I’ll be traveling to photograph horses and farms in the Chicago area and in New Jersey. I’m excited to begin this new endeavor and will post some of the results upon completion. Until then, here are a couple of photographs that pop into my mind when thinking of mirroring. Mirroring is not simply reflection…..for me, it is seeing something that reflects a state of mind or contemplation, and even communication.