There’s a line in Lady Bird that has stuck with me for the weeks since I saw it.
“Don’t you think they’re the same thing? Love and attention?”
My photography is a form of paying attention to the world around me. It’s a way of expressing my love for the places I go and the things I do and the people I see. There are so many more ways I want to share that love for everything else, but on my trip the more critical love was that I had for myself.
In the stillness of the wide open desert of Utah, I found that there wasn’t actually room for anyone but me… so I listened…I paid attention. Never before have I shown myself such love to actually, truly pay attention. I rooted through the darkness and branched out into the light, but I didn’t shy away from any aspect of my person. It was a tremendous, spiritual act that happened in the only place it could.