This is simple thing that I have not thought of for quite a long time. In the past 3 years I’ve been working hard to develop my photography, kind of with my head down the whole way doing it my way…plugging away working harder than I imagined I ever would getting quite frustrated at times with the business I have started for myself. I have not really taken a step back to get some perspective in a very long time. Over the past 2 weeks I’ve taken some time off, for the most part just helping my parents out back home in Seattle with various things around the house which has helped me take that step back.
I just came across an old email I had sent to a photographer who used to be based out of Utah. I was inspired by his work then and more than ever now. Matt Turley is someone like myself who’s photographic roots seem to be well footed mountains. His work seems to have taken him in many directions, both in travel in with his photography. All of which are the same directions I started to go a few years ago and would like to eventually get back to myself. Flipping through his photos on his website reminded me of all the photos I would go out and shoot, on my own, just me, my car and my camera pack in the middle of nowhere. It’s something I’ve lost over the past 3 years, something I’ve missed, something I see but now pass by on the road in a hurry to the next location. Simply put I lost my way. After browsing through some amazing photos maybe I’ll find my way back.
Check out some of Matt Turley’s work. You’ll be glad you did.