Tuesday, September 23

the lives of others, a walk to remember and to forget

















i find myself seeking solitude, i am alone often, but finding peace is more difficult. at times i stare at my camera and whisper let's escape and before i know it i am there. every click of the camera brings me closer to peace. I think seeing things through a lens sometimes helps me see things clearer...makes me take a moment and doesn't let one pass me by. I can go for hours, a mixture of observing, taking photographs and sorting through the thoughts spinning in my head. sometimes i walk away feeling lighter, other times i am inspired to be better and once and a while i whisper to myself "it's gonna be okay".

24 comments:

dia said...

"it's gonna be okay" it always is, we just, sometimes, fail to see it.

Phoe said...

I hope it will be wonderful, like this pictures.

trupeach said...

i connect very much to that feeling of being lighter. this is a lovely post.

corine @ Hidden In France said...

for me it's writing. and solitude, always.

cindy* said...

beautiful.

heidi said...

it IS gonna be ok. It's not always what we expect, but it will be ok. :-)

Krissy said...

What wonderful photos. Sometimes taking time away and snapping photos is just the thing to clear my head. It makes you realize how important the small details are.

Tartelette said...

I have the same sentiments when I take my camera downtown. Love the last picture!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I also seek solace from my camera....if I am having a horrible, migraine inducing day.....the only thing I want to do when I get home is to go out and SHOOT!

Although, what does it mean when I want to do that on days that are good, great or otherwise?!?!

It means, I'm obsessed either way......I can accept that :)

Esti said...

I understand your feeling. When you see the world through a lens, you are seeking transformation, reality touched by magic, to make things a little different from what they are... You do it great, in my opinion. And if you need solitude to acomplish it, welcome it.
It's funny the way you whisper to yourself. I tend to look for others to tell me that it's gonna be okay. Listening to those words is so comforting...
:)

josephine said...

i know how you feel; solitude does not always equal peace. but i will tell you now what a friend sometimes tells me: todo va estar bien [everything will be fine].

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I love walking in cemetaries and shooting the aged and beautiful statues and stones. It is so peaceful. Your work is breath taking. So perfect.

Sabina said...

I can definetly relate -- beautiful post -- lovely, moving photos, and the slowing down that one needs every once in a while.

Aran said...

yes and you know it! all you have to do is come to spain nadia... just imagine! that first photo has all my favorite tones of red in it!

avant garde said...

wow, i find peace just visiting your blog, i'm serious. i know whene i click on your link i'm going to slow down, breathe and stare. you have an eye for creating such a dreamy mood, keep going, make a coffee table book, or just keep snapping away for your self pleasure...oh...and ours!

avant garde said...

oh yeah, it's funny but my logo for my profile you'll notice is a cemetary granite angel, i too love the art than can be found in a cemetary, another world really.

amy said...

these are lovely. i like to walk in cemeteries and take photos, too.

omami said...

lovely, lovely what can I say more!!love it!

Chessa said...

I am so glad that you found my blog and left a comment bc it led me here. I've really enjoyed reading your words and viewing your photos. This post really resonates.

I hope to see you on my blog again...
until then...
:)

mary said...

I really love and can relate to these words!

please sir said...

Lovely words and photos. I agree...photography can be a great way to find peace and quiet time. Keep seeking it - we love the results.

amy said...

so beautifully said. photography is a meditation. some me time.

no rush. a break from everything else.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

nadia..i have been so busy this week i am catching up with you now...i can see all these feelings and explorations in your photographs- these are really moving..i love cemeteries--i always have...a good place to meditate on life i guess...

Edi Style said...

Swan Point Cemetery... my favorite walk. Wonderful blog!