Seeing the world in Black and White can be a difficult thing, especially for an admitted “Color Addict” like myself. Let’s have a look at a few recent photos I made as I spent a little time practicing Black and White photography a couple weekends ago.
Winter, a season made for photographic minimalism. Recently I spent some time trying to capture the quiet solitude of northern Minnesota. These are my favorite photographs from that day.
Winter. It’s cold, miserable, and depressing. The days are so short it feels like you blink and you miss them. Isn’t that the usual narrative? I’m not going to lie, winter is tough. But also so beautiful. There are these moments where the light is simply special. Light you never see the rest of the year, but while it’s there it’s amazing.
In the last post, which you should totally check out first by clicking here, I headed out in search of shelter. Both a literal shelter that exists along a stretch of local trail and in a more intellectual way as I was struggling with my motivation and wondering why I just couldn’t seem to gain any traction. That always breaks my heart, seeing someone just give up on something they had a passion for. It’s a tough game to play, even […]
Winter here in North Eastern MN can be frustrating for a photographer. As the snow piles up and access to just get out and hike shrinks, we are limited more and more to just cruising back roads or tromping the same ground as every other photographer out there on a small handful of trails that remain open. Now, I’ve been shooting seriously for a little over 10 years and only very casually before that. I have spent my whole life […]
Lately it feels like we have been mired in nothing but gloomy, cloudy and constantly snowing days. I’m sure it’s really not, but it feels like we’ve had way more long stretches of this weather than most other years I can recall. Either way, when you are buried in snow and seeing nothing but the flat gray monotone winter scenes it get’s a little exhausting. So when the sun does decide to peek through it’s a jolt to the system […]