Piece description from the artist
With the state of current affairs in our world today, the need to unplug, get outside, forget about everything, and just be in nature is paramount. This shot was me doing just that. I wanted to create something that was peaceful and calm, yet also had a dark moody undertone that reflected the nature of the human race.
We are all so different, yet we are also all created equal. Of all the unknowns in our world, I do know this: we are born, we live, and we die. You have a choice on how you live. Choose wisely.
The title of this photograph comes from a song by Beth Nielson Chapman in which she deals with the death of a spouse and acknowledges her own mortality.
"All alone, I came into the world
All alone, I will someday die
Solid stone is just sand and water, baby
Sand and water, and a million years gone by"
—Beth Nielson Chapman, Sand and Water
Day 45 of 365
Image copyright 2015 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.