As you may have gathered in my last blog post, I've been involved in some serious contemplating lately. When asked in a photography class to come up with my vision for photography, I ended up pondering my vision for LIFE. What can I say? I'm a deep thinker. It doesn't take much to make my mind start to turn and churn. I began with a list of what I like. I know it sounds juvenile, but it turned out to be quite pivotal for me. It helped me clarify who I am. I knew my vision for life and photography could only survive if they came from my core. And I knew what I like--what I was drawn to--would probably point me toward my basic make up.
The crazy thing is that at the end of all this pondering, I came right back to where I started--to the words I penned as we prepared to leave Uganda almost a year-and-a-half ago. The words I turned into my vision for Carryingwonder Photography. And what I realized is that rather than needing a new vision, I needed to learn more about how to communicate and flesh out my original vision.
I am so excited about where I am headed personally and professionally. This is the year of the kaleidoscope, remember? So I hope you will stick with me as I learn more how to break out of restricting self-imposed molds, take risks, and discover how to live and photograph from my heart.