Photographs are personal for both the maker and the viewer as we search for own humanity within the picture. We need to feel the photographer’s life in and around the frame. And when we make pictures that connect with others, our stories unfold.
And if we do this often enough and deeply enough, we create a body of work that is more than a series of moments. We tell stories that matter because we are open and patient and receptive.
I wrestle with my creative process every single day. I change my mind. I mess up. I start over again and again. To paraphrase David duChemin, this year’s worth of photographs has taught me to speak a new language to the people who read my images.