One of the things that I love most about the sea and bodies of water is the sense of tranquility it gives me. I don't know if it affects you the same way. Its a deeply personal place to enter. That place where one is completely at rest.
Some time has passed since I updated my blog. If I'm honest, after completing my final assignment in my Year Two HND course, I felt totally deflated. The subject matter I was covering was extremely disturbing and spending 3 months pouring over such images just left me feeling a bit numbed. Due to the sensitivity of the subject matter, it may never appear on the internet, but despite that, it was a deeply moving subject and one that I sadly see, much too often.
Over all, the year creatively had been difficult as I covered subjects that didn't really hold a lot of personal interest for me, but as it was part of the course, it had to be tackled. I don't class myself as a commercial photographer or a photo-journalist. But entering the final phase, that of Fine Art I was really looking forward to the module. There was a last minute change and the subject was changed from Fine Art Open to Fine Art Documentary. All my plans went out the window!
So, at the end of it all, as I already said, I wasn't feeling exactly motivated. I have some personal projects that I had hoped to accomplish this summer, which so far, have remained untouched. I'm hoping that getting back into my blog might help with that.
Most of all, more recently, our family has experienced a personal bereavement and the past few months especially have been difficult.
It was in the midst of this, that we went out for a quite walk to clear our minds and I saw the scene that I have shared with you today. I just loved the real sense of peace that Oxford Island gave us that day and more than anything, this image captures that. Sometimes you need to calm your soul.
And so I leave you with this image in the hope that it moves you, much in the same way as it has me.