July 12th, 2011
It is ever so important to unplug every now and again. One of my favorite times of year is going up to my in-laws cabin with my wife. Small town, northern Wisconsin, no tv, reception is poor so the phone gets turned off, no computers… just family, quiet, peace, myself, my thoughts and well of course a camera. I always try and bring something mechanical when I go up there though, in terms of cameras. This year I brought my all mechanical Voigtlander Bessa R3M and a 50mm Nokton f/1.1 lens… and some film.
One of my favorite things to photograph has always been just simple moments. Whatever those moments included… people, places or things… never really mattered that much, as long as there was a feeling in that moment. Capturing a feeling in a photograph is one of the hardest things to do, in my opinion, which is maybe why it is one of my favorite things to try and capture. Even if you don’t know much about photography, you know what I am talking about… you have seen those great portraits where you can just feel the persons presence. Simple moments is where I started when I first picked up a camera, and it is still my favorite thing. Here are some images of the simple moments I captured while up north.