Tobacco leaf

tobacco leaf, autumn, 2016

I’m always trying to pull textures and patterns out of my surroundings. For some reason, it’s satisfying to show things in shallow depth of field to alter my perspective, to show a pattern that echos something else, or to draw attention to missed details.

tobacco leaf, autumn, 2016
tobacco leaf, autumn, 2016

Since I love plants so much, I often find myself preferring macro shots, or really wide shots, trying to convey the romance I feel about them.

I love getting into the details of a plant, which I feel get missed when you don’t take the time to appreciate the beauty at EVERY level of life, including the smallest parts.

Learning to appreciate the small things in life is a magical ability. The people who can retain their sense of wonder are the ones most interesting to spend time with. We all know people who haven’t changed or grown in years: they stagnate, become predictable, fall into deep ruts.

The world is a beautiful place, and it’s our job to make it more so.

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