I've just finished an Instagram challenge with Julie McCarter- #mindfulexpression. Julie takes photographs so soft and spacious they almost seem to float. Her pictures do not simply make use of light, instead they often focus on light as the subject. Her pictures invite the viewer to a calm and serene place, a place where we can come to know ourselves better, settle our worried minds, and brighten our outlook. Julie lives in my home state of Virginia, and I hope to meet her in person one day. I see a restfulness in her photography that I would love to bring into my own.