by Julieanne Kost
Well, I seem to be a bit tardy already.
I’m sure that most of you have started on your new year’s resolutions and yet I am still reflecting on the images from the past 6 months. I enjoy revisiting these “moments in time” as I always find it fascinating to try to find connections between events that I would miss if I relied only on my memory. The snapshots that I take are my visual journal, and at the end of the year, they allow me to identify the obvious information – such as the events that I have attended as well as the locations that I have visited. Yet they do much more than that, and I am always surprised at the number of memories and emotions that are triggered by seeing the photographs again.
Certainly I would not expect the images to hold the same significance to you, the viewer, as they did for me. But that is not the point. I am sharing this slideshow (Passing Time) to encourage every image-maker to begin a visual journal for themselves – as a personal project. I am a firm believer that you have to exercise your creativity and you have to practice in order to improve. So when I found myself in a rut last year, I started capturing images that were meaningful to me – purely because I wanted to, for my own reasons – not because I think someone else is going to “like” it. And I had a delightful time.
I hope you enjoy the video, but more importantly, I wish everyone a healthy, prosperous and happy new year.