The Flow of Eternity
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The author describes the evolution of a body of photographic work combining the styles of his three greatest influences: Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Richard Misrach. He revisited some of the same places where Weston and Adams did their shooting, but concentrated on the less spectacular landscapes just as Misrach does. While it nice to visit the awe inspiring landmarks that Weston and Adams made famous, it is not necessary for finding spiritual clarity. Using this shooting philosophy he worked toward developing a body of work that would be a metaphor of sorts for the invisible, complex regions of the human soul, while at the same time glorifying some of the lesser known natural settings of some of the most famous national parks. In this way I would be able to further develop my understanding of myself by getting back to the things that I hold valuable, and at the same time offer a suggestion for how others may work toward that elusive goal that the ancient Greeks held in high esteem - to know thyself. Each photograph also included a piece of text composed after the images were shot and developed for the exhibition.