Mrs. Thompson's Garden: 2010 the First
Back in the summer of 2010, I was living in the DC area, but visited my parents in Midland frequently. I had just finished several wedding shoots and was exhausted. I woke up feeling depressed and unsure, but at some point, after the rain stopped, I picked up my camera and wandered around my mother and our neighbor Mrs. Thompson’s gardens, taking macro shots of the drops of water on all the flowers. I had never really focused on details like this before. In college, I used film, which limited the amount of play I could do. And after college, I was so busy just surviving, I hadn’t had as much time to just play and learn new things with my camera. This afternoon marked a change. I fell in love with the ease of capturing flowers after mostly shooting weddings the previous three years. When I look at these, I can see how much I have grown as a photographer, but I also just love them exactly as they are. They signaled a new freedom in my brain.