these days, i am trying to carry my sketchbook with me. while i am never without a camera and i do love to compose images with photography, i am feeling the need to slow down more...to connect more, presently. to see and to savor that experience rather than click a shot and move on. there's a pull that i feel the need to respond to.
our lives these days are filled with so much noise, so much meaningless filler, that the essence of an experience can go easily unnoticed. i would like to connect with this.
i like the challenge of trying to capture some tiny detail quickly in pen. i am choosing also to use pen so that i can release any feelings of attachment or need to record a moment precisely. realism is nothing that i am seeking, for that i choose my camera. i appreciate realism as a style but it's never been one that i personally connected to.
i choose to try to record my experience to and with whatever it is i have chosen to sketch - to capture that personal dance between us - and marinate in that reconnection to presence.