For the past eight months I have been in transit. Starting with a journey to England, Scotland and Iceland, and shortly moving back to my home state of Wyoming, after the traveling had commenced. Why all the traveling, and adventure? Well I was in the process of seeking further understanding of myself as a person and as an artist. I thought I was going to be studying in England for two more years. Yet God had different plans.
After buying our plane tickets, in attempt to move to Newcastle, England we found out that our visa's would not be obtained. So instead of getting down and submitting to defeat we planned out a month long vacation that would be full of adventure, and exploration.
For me it was a lot of self reflection, as I journeyed alone to Scotland, I ended up picking up two hitch hikers that were from Germany. This led to new perspectives on life, and a understanding myself in a whole new way. Their company brought a certain amount of gratitude to my upbringing, but also opened new doors in ways of thinking. In the end I felt right about the plan that the almighty had chosen for my wife and I.
Once meeting up with my dear wife in Newcastle we journeyed to Iceland for a 10 day stay in the land of diverse landscapes. Once we returned to the states, we moved to where adventure is surrounding. Jackson, Wyoming. I got a job as a ski bum. I skied 90 days. I got avalanche certified. I went into the back country of Grand Teton National Park. The adventure never ceased, yet sooner or later, reality had to happen. I was offered a position as an art director for a company in Utah, and couldn't refuse the stability of a position I've only dreamed about.
So... I guess stability is a step in a different direction in itself. However, if I had to explain the title of this post I would state it had more to do with photographic style, and how I'm going back to my roots. See, my photographic understanding is based on my environment, and how I, or rather, others interact with that environment.
Now, if you know me, you'll know that I have a whole other identity as a street photographer, to which I don't feel I'll ever give up, for that's part of who I am. I will say though that the images here don't mesh well with the images there, and as much as I hate to split threads of styles I see this as a need if either style is to grow to where I can use it for my benefit.
My prayer is that both styles will continue to grow and benefit those around me, and that my photographic worlds will one day collide into something unbelievable. Here's to hope.