Well there’s no starting where I left off! So instead I will begin where I am and fill in the details of where I’ve been when I can. Writing seems awkward and new right now and I expect that it will for awhile, I’ve been away from it so long.
The road has taken us to new places. Our family has moved from Richmond and now officially resides in Northern Virginia, Falls Church at the moment, with a final destination yet to be printed on the boarding pass. Its been a really interesting way to live because we’re learning what we can live with and what we can live without, what we need versus what we want. The big lesson is that “where” means much more to us than “what” right now. We’re trying to get home.
Which brings me here. This move gives me a chance to start over, reconfigure, redefine my work and identity as a photographer. I’m trying desperately to put words to whatever it is that happens behind my lens so that I can communicate it to a new audience in a new place. I don’t have the words just yet but I think you can see their meaning in these photos of Elliott and his family, the same as you can hear the music playing and Donnie howling. I’m pretty sure its about knowing what matters at the end of the day, about coming home.