Piece description from the artist
“Something aches at the very core of me, something ancient and deep and stronger than words: the filament that joins each of us to the root of existence, that ancient thing unfurling and resisting and grappling, desperately, for a foothold, a way to stay here, breathe, keep going.”
—Lauren Oliver, Delirium
Those bonds, the filaments, that connect each and every one of us seem to be stretched to the breaking point these days. We need to step back, take a deep breath, and think. Whether you are a believer in God, mother nature, a higher spiritual power, or science, we need to pray together. There is beauty all around us and within us, we just don't seem to see it or care to see it anymore. So stop and breathe. Just breathe. We all have that in common. That is a start.
Day 291 of my 365 photo a day project.
Copyright 2016 Scott Norris Photography
Emotion. Mood. Feelings. This is what I capture through my photographs. Whether it is landscapes, architectural elements, still life, or macros – it is a very personal journey as my own fears, triumphs, beliefs, and shortcomings are exposed with each photo.
Much of what I shoot is done spontaneously without preconceived thought or plan. I let what is around me dictate what is photographed.
And the shooting is only the first step – a jumping off point. I take the raw images and create what I see in my mind’s eye. Coaxing out textures present in the shot – sometimes adding them. Enhancing the contrast of light and dark to create the mood and emotions I felt and feel. In the end, it’s all about listening to my heart and mind and creating a visual representation of what I feel the moment the shutter is released.
I'm a native Texan currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my lovely wife and son.