Little did we know back in February, when we hung the 24 prints in my latest solo show, that the world as we knew it was about to change so abruptly for people all over the world.
“The 100-Mile Photo Diet” was intended to convey my belief that places relatively close to home can provide beauty, adventure and creative inspiration, with the added value of keeping our carbon footprint low.
But a future show should perhaps be titled “The Zero-Mile Photo Diet”, because – like most people – home is where all my photography (and every other aspect of my life) has been taking place for the past six weeks, and likely for some time to come. That’s not a complaint on my part. Fortunately I love my home and there are plenty of photographic opportunities here, especially when I take the time to really see them.
One of my recent images is shown above, and I’ll get around to posting some others in the not-too-distant future.
To say these pandemic times are worrisome is a gross understatement. But a silver lining has been the explosion of online arts, culture, communication and learning. Each day brings new opportunities for people to engage in experiences they might have missed out on in those “normal” pre-pandemic times due to cost, distance, lack of free time or other barriers.
So in that spirit, I’m offering The 100-Mile Photo Diet in virtual form. I invite you to have a look, and welcome your comments and feedback. And please – continue to stay home as much as possible, be safe, and be healthy…so that when this is all over, we can start building a better world together.