May 6, 2009

The Return to Miami: On this trip: I stopped I listened, I saw, I smelled and I learned.

After almost 3 months on the road selectively shooting everything and anything that has caught my eye. On most occasions I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

From: landmarks, bridges, signs, sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, forest fires, bikers, mountain climbers, hikers, divers, Dj’s, glider pilots, Indian story tellers, or a spiritual guide, musicians, bartenders, farmers, wild animals and topping it all off were the old friends and the new ones that I have met all along this trip that have forever changed my life.

Whether it was words or a polite gesture that stirred up a conversation, I was left with more then memories It seems that I had traded knowledge, insight and further learned the deeper understanding of life: Sometimes with out speaking as it happened while meeting a few Germans bikers, a couple of Portuguese dancers and a Spanish rodeo star crossing over the multi languages and getting asked to take another picture or sit down and enjoy a beer, a coffee or a quick joke. Normally these are the nameless, faceless shadows or outlines of people, I or we pass every day, people who come and go just as quickly.

Somewhere in the middle of the comings and goings I was touched, I was aware, and now I am home revisiting them once again.

Some of the faces that allowed me to learn about myself or capture more then just these images. It allowed me to be………………