One of the reasons I adore Instagram so much is because - as a photographer - it allows me to see on an overall scale what I'm subconsciously attracted to when I'm not on a specific assignment. Photography has always been a way for me to find the extraordinary in the everyday, in the little details that often go overlooked. That is always the challenge (and the blessing), to find something beautiful and exciting every single day; whether it's the way the light hits a scene, or a beautiful combination of colors or, if you're exceptionally lucky, a moment where everything lines up just how you'd hoped. As I try to reconnect with photography, one of the things I've been focusing on is finding ways to see my surroundings in a new light, rather than waiting for rare extraordinary moments; I can only hope I find more ways to make that happen! There is always something exhilarating about that moment of recognition.
Of course I still find myself obsessed with the sky, especially while flying, but I've also managed to find those happy moments just outside my bedroom window (like in the first photo above).
Looking at these photos, I realize how wonderful the last few weeks have been, celebrating unexpected moments - and golden light, which I can never resist. Cheers to building a new vision!
If you're on Instagram, you can follow me @highfivesforeveryone. What's inspiring you lately?