Minor White argued that “all photographs are self portraits”. I certainly subscribe to this thinking and believe that every image I create says as much about me as it does the subjects I photograph.
Events in our lives influence our photography and the resulting images are our voice, shouting out our thoughts and feelings. We traverse this thing called life by taking many journeys, some long and some short. In some cases we carefully plan to arrive at a particular destination, but for others we simply close our eyes, take a leap and see what happens. For some time I have been feeling that I need to embark on a new journey but have no clue what it is, where it will take me or how long it will take to get there. All I know is that the journey has to commence. The image that accompanies this post was taken during a recent trip to West Virginia with some friends and it sums up where I currently am. Standing on a platform waiting for a train to arrive so the journey can begin.