The journey is the destination

...and this journey must include change. Because change is inevitable.

If you resist change, you'll get lost in the dust. If you accept change you will be riding the top of a wild curve looking back at a small puff of dust and debris.

For most of June, I was working with an amazing team of creatives in France and Germany. Those weeks were filled with energy, conversation, frustration, happiness, new friends, anger, good (and bad) food, severe boredom, beautiful languages and a HUGE surge of creative fuel (that I don't quite know what to do with). Immediately following the weeks of work overseas, Brian and I spent a few days in Montana to surprise my father and his new bride on their wedding day. Then we promptly turned around and drove to the other side of the country for Brian's cousin's wedding.

Those last few days gave me the ability to do two things. It gave me uninterrupted time with Brian (we haven't been able to see each other for more than a couple days at a time for the past three months). We reconnected in person, rather than by email or Skype. This time also gave me the opportunity to, creatively, check-out for a bit and figure out what this journey, as an artist, is all about. I don't want to sound philosophical or over-analytical of my life, but I'm starting to shift as an artist. I'm starting to realize what types of images I want to create moving forward. I'm starting to understand that it's not all about the quantity of work, but about the quality. I'm starting to accept the fact that, in our industry, no one has the correct answer to everything - we've all adapted to change in our own way. I'm starting to realize that I have to listen to my gut and trust my instincts and not the instincts of others. I'm starting to realize that, in order to create better quality images, paintings, videos, drawings, or words, we have to be honest.

And so, I've leaped into an optimistic dilemma: I could hardly imagine NEVER being a photographer, and yet, at the same time, I could barely imagine myself ONLY being a photographer. I believe there is something bigger for me to be a part of. I still have no idea what that something bigger is, but I know it's out there. I'm unfolding a map and realizing that my journey is my destination.

I don't know if any of my words make sense to you. Heck, I don't know if they even make sense to me! I do know that it's an inkling of what's been on my mind lately.

In any case, I do know that I have a few random images I'd like to share with you. Some are from working in Europe (I had the extreme pleasure of spending almost two weeks inside of an amazing Gehry space inside of the DZ Bank), some are from Montana and some are from recent projects. Enjoy!

Axica Space, designed by Frank Gehry - Berlin

Axica Space, designed by Frank Gehry - Berlin

Axica Space, designed by Frank Gehry - Berlin

Den Opfern von Krieg und Gewaltherrschaft - Berlin

Den Opfern von Krieg und Gewaltherrschaft - Berlin

Sulfur caldrons - Yellowstone National Park

Bison - Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth, Montana

Near the town of Pray, Montana

Yellowstone Lake