Thursday, November 13, 2014

d i a m o n d d a y


I've been somewhere for the past few months. Somewhere scary, somewhere beautiful. Somewhere uncomfortable, somewhere peaceful. Somewhere intense, somewhere inspiring. Somewhere afraid, somewhere fearless. Somewhere understanding, somewhere confused. Somewhere loud, somewhere quiet. Somewhere sad, somewhere happy. Somewhere learning, growing, seeking, praying, trying  - my mind.  Some challenging things have gone on over the past few months that have drawn me to a deeper place of introspection. I'm grateful. It's hard but really I am thankful. And happy. So happy. When something hard comes along I know that it's only to draw me closer to life and Good. And to the next thing, and the next. Not to say I don't have days that are tricky. But I am really beginning to understand that there is beauty before me that I can't fathom, but I should wait for willingly, trustingly. I know I'm held within a Love more capable and strong than my own, one that watches my feet for me, and illumines my eyes for me. When I remember that, I can look at the trees and the faces and books and all the wonderful things that the earth is made up of. Without that how can I be full of love and life for others?


I dreamt last night that I was swimming under water taking pictures. Fearlessly, without having to go up for air. When I woke up I was so surprised it wasn't real, I was kind of bummed. But the feelings from the dream were still so strong that I knew I had to take pictures today. Fears lately have kept me from creative alone time with my camera and I had to forget them. So I found this huge diamond thing and looked at everything through it. The leaves and the sky and the tall grass swirled and changed through it's facets, and the sun reflected and made it all so amazing. I could feel the warmth of the reflections on my face and hardly noticed the cold. It taught me a lot.

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An EXTREMELY majestic cat I saw. "Dang!"







Friday, September 5, 2014

Driving.


The feeling rushed over me. I felt like I was breathing for the first time in a long time, even though I wasn't actually breathing in that moment. The beauty made me stop. I saw no cars in my rear view so I slowed down and let the wind lift my arm up and down in the wind, as I drove by a field at dusk in slow motion. The rush of driving in a car in no hurry, no reason to get somewhere, can be magical.




Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My town on film

I took these photos over the past two years on a couple of different film cameras. This is my little town, Denton.


I never felt at home in Texas until I lived in Denton. Every face is somehow familiar, and all the people are kind. It's simple and happy here. It has become a home. 


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Brooke










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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rivers and Lakes.

Swimming in the ice cold lake and then falling face down on my towel and burying my feet in the coarse, hot sand, I can feel my heart beating through my ribcage against the ground.  Hiking back up the hill before the sun sets, my lungs begin to ache from the altitude, yet I feel completely invigorated. I want these feelings. They tell me where I am and remind me of everything, but nothing I can seem to form as a concrete thought. My hair is tangled from having the windows open in the car and my left arm is sunburned. And I forgot what it was like falling asleep at night in the heat and waking up in the morning frantically searching for socks and a sweater and extra blankets. And staying up all night talking with my sister until my throat aches. I love it all, and miss it more.

 photography and directing: evie marie // model: hannah bishop