During my every day life I find that I am so easily distracted. I could be writing now and then have the urge to get up and turn up Netflix. A simple noise can jostle me out my element and I would get up and leave things half done. However, with photography things are a little different.
I can happily lose myself making images, whether it is in the early morning mist or during the cold winter months. Nothing can disrupt me. The entire process puts me into a calm state of mind and when I am there everything is fine.
No matter what is happening in the world, I am calm and everything is fine in my little world. There is nowhere else I would rather be. I’ve realised that it is this state that is the most important to me. It is the feeling that I often miss and crave.
For a while now, I’ve been focusing on my state of mind. It is an important part of our health and it is where our creativity come from.
When I inhabit this state of calm, the images flow and ideas begin to form. It is not to say that these images always work out, many do not. The upside being that I am more likely to venture out of my comfort zone.
If I look at my daily life, so much of it is focused on completing what seem to be endless tasks. Some days, the list seem to be never ending. I have to constantly remind myself to get into a being state of mind. The weird thing is that it happens naturally when I don’t even try.
For this reason, I like to create images from my point of view and with a camera that is familiar to me. All of these makes my mind feel calm and in a state of creating