On Memorial Day Weekend 2012, Peter and I headed for a weekend at Waldport. We drove up to Philomath, then drove down the Alsea River. We made a pit stop at Clemens Park and stayed a while as the larkspur was in bloom, and the river brought back memories to Peter.
I put this together like a journal entry, trying to capture the rhythm of a mind, a set of eyes, and an interaction with another person’s memory. Audio turned out rougher than I would have liked, but maybe next time I’ll get it right!
A class assignment for my Digital Photography class morphed of its own accord into a couple of projects: I started with a photo showcase of the magnolias I photographed at Owen Rose Garden and created a Jux.com post (clickety click!).
Then I started thinking more deeply about the nature of Magnolia, how outrageous a tree she is, and I made a video to express those ideas more fully.
Creativity is essential to the health and well-being of my soul. All my life, I have sought out ways to challenge and deepen the internal sources of my creativity. One of those sources is the external beauty, humor, and language of the outer world that I can express through photography.
They say that “every picture tells a story,” and “one picture is worth a thousand words,” so photography is an important element for any digital storyteller.