I love the way that life is made up of moments. Balanced ones where some really suck and then others just make you want to hug life so tight you squeeze what life is left out of it. One of those squeezy moments came in the form of a lady I have yet to meet but one who touched my heart through a small but monstrous gesture of taking time out of her day to day by labouring with her hands to make something for me. For me. Not just anything though, something that is dear to my heart and something that I have become known as in my Photography circle. The Dandelion Queen. It's these squeezy moments that make life all the more worthwhile. Thank you Leigh Ann Van Aswegen...you have a wondrous heart. Naturally it gave me a great amount of pleasure creating these images.
The magic is always inside of us...but we hold ourselves captive more than we know. Set yourself free and fly
When you look into the eyes of an animal of this stature...when you stand in it's presence with the only thing between you and it a rusty old wire fence you cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of respect for it's existence. A sense of insignificance by comparison of what a magnificent and majestically powerful creature he actually is. Something turned inside me today because of these eyes. This is why I love photography because it moves me beyond what any words I try scraping together can. The soul of Africa lies in the eyes of all her sons and daughters.
I was once told that a woman with beauty of a grass flower has a rare and precious beauty. I never fully understood that until I became encapsulated by photographing grass. You have to make the effort and be prepared to get down to earth again and look real close at what is generally overlooked by the masses. It is not beauty you see immediately but once you do, you become addicted to it.
How I see it...
I see, speak and write in metaphors because I feel there is much we can learn from nature, people and our surroundings as depicted in my photographs and why I enjoy sharing my thoughts. Not in any attempt to convince or convert you to my way of thinking, seeing or feeling but to share how I see and experience MY mind map of the world. You at no time have to agree, all I ask is that my views and the views of others who wish to express theirs are kindly respected. So relax, get comfy and just enjoy. Happy reading!