I’m writing this on the short flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri in Iceland – then to embark a small ship to the eastern fiords of Greenland. Max and I are travelling in a small group of photographers led by John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick.
I haven’t been as diligent with my posts as I usually am – and I would have liked. I think I have been in an observation and more of a reflective mood. I’m finding that I haven’t quite tapped into my creative spark just yet and I’m regenerating my passion for words and images.
I know the first group gathering will be to share why we each have embarked on this journey… And honestly I can’t answer that clearly right now. I’ve spent the past 18 months committed on a venture which sadly didn’t eventuate; so I’m in a bit of a space where I’m not too sure of my direction. I’m a little lost actually. Meandering finding my way. But i do have an intention though. I’m using this time to connect with the landscape and my intuition. … To distill what is important to me and work out where to now for me.
I”m looking forward to spending time on the water alongside Greenland and be in the spaces on the ocean and ice….space ..wind…water… and whales.
The past week Ive had real excitement holding my camera and feeling the shutter squeeze under my index finger. Nothing in the world matters when i am looking through my lens.. My photography provides the opportunity for me to clear everything away from the chatter in my thoughts and I find that it is also like a meditation for me.. a moving dynamic meditation. My intention is to observe and listen … To both the environment and myself.
So… In a few hours we will be on our small ship… Actually the same ship as we went to Antarctica .. And no Internet for 2 weeks .. So no posts until we return…when I hope to have some amazing photographs and some clarity for a purposeful direction on where to from here for me.