I got a camera.

A few weeks ago, Erin and I decided to get a camera— sure I've used a point and shoot, but I've never owned a "real" camera. This is brand new territory for me.

Aside from the expertise of Tim and Jonah, countless articles and videos have been my guides as I’ve stumbled like an infant into the world of photography. And just as a child might, I have been looking at everything with wide eyes and searching for something new in what’s familiar. 

I want to see something again for the first time.

My thought was— if I explored photography, I could find more inspiration in other artistic pursuits. I've experienced this principle before. For example: the times I have been consistent with reading and writing poetry, I've felt more mindful and I tend to see with fresh perspective. Lately, that is exactly what I've needed.

This is my favorite shot— Erin doesn't like it because her eyebrows are messy.

I have been in a sort of songwriting rut these last few months, and in an effort to get a groove back, I have tried to branch out in search for more sources of inspiration. Thus, I buy a camera.

Having another avenue of creative exploration has helped me circumnavigate some of these roadblocks, and I feel energized. 

Thank you Tim, for introducing me to this world; and thank you Erin, for encouraging me.

Enjoy some of these shots— what turned out and what didn’t— from my first few rolls. Join me in the adventure.