MIAGD: Make it a great day…
“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” — Ansel Adams
I love photography.
I’ve always loved capturing moments, not just to later pull them up to remember, but just knowing that moment existed once upon a time.
I see an old building that sprouted over a century ago, and knowing our culture’s oft careless abandon of the past, I want the building’s architects to be remembered before their artwork is demolished.
I love capturing candid, unscored people-sonatas: a musical melody written down has the potentional of being remembered; however, when played, the melody, just like people, may or may not be remembered.
A cemetery reminds me that those folks once existed. I take photographs of the oldest stones because I fear there is no one to remember the person for whom the artwork commemorates.
I’m sure some believe that I am obsessed with my Mary Lincoln daylilies given to me by my friends, Jim and Debbie Mccutchen. Each Lily blooms early in the morning before the sun rises, and sometime, later that night, the lily begins to fade. It only has approximately 20 hours of taking in this life, this world. In so many ways, my Mary Lincoln day lilies represent our own lives: we may live very long lives, but it’s only really a day in the whole scheme of things.
It may be true that some moments dangle in a continuum on some hidden line of quantum theory, but for me, it’s only now that moments can be captured.
Don’t miss capturing any, even every, moment that passes before your eyes.
And always, always make it a great day… always…
Cellphone photographs from Downtown Dayton and RiverScpape Metropark.