Solitude has seemingly become more and more difficult to find. The digital age and social media has shrunken the global map so much that there seems to be no more unexplored places. Perhaps now, more than ever, the solitude that we seek and occasionally need, should be reflected upon differently. Solitude comes from within.
I love to explore. As a photographer it is suitable that I drive new roads and travel to new locations. The opportunity to explore is invaluable. When I do this with someone else there is always comradery and conversation that I treasure but, when I do this alone there is a heightened sense of adventure and personal contentment that resonates within more than words can say. I will always need people but, I am happy to spend time alone.
Some people are not comfortable being alone but, personal time and space is critical to us being better at everything we do. For some it is a much needed chance to disconnect from everything and recharge. For others it is an essential opportunity to find inspiration and create. In every case, for everyone, time alone is readily available. Time alone can be in a book, or in your garden, or in your kitchen, or at the gym, or any number of things that let you stop, pause, and tune into yourself. Solitude is not limited to a spot on a map. Explore within.
Photograph What You Feel
Among the Dunes
Nikon 24-70 f2.8 lens
This spot, White Sands National Monument, will be one of our destinations during our New Mexico workshop December of 2016