Is it possible to see the light after being crawling into darkness?
It’s been about a year since a mind collapse struck me the hardest in November 2016 after almost another previous year the symptoms that something wrong was about to happen were arising. I’ve learnt so many things, I’ve been through several ups and downs, feeling better and then relapsing… at times I’ve felt as if I could fly, at times I remember that even placing one foot in front of the other is like hauling around a ton of iron chains…
Photography has been a translator of my mind and soul during the hardest times, in the following days I will be sharing here and on my personal instagram account a sort of photo essay which includes many of the images that tell my journey.
Ever wondered how to regain the innocence and sense of wonder a child has? I got a clue a couple of days ago, perhaps it works for some of you too.
The Sea, always a mystery, always inspiring, always absolutely awesome, always the same and always different, one of the greatest forces of our Mother Earth!
In my healing and recovering journey going for a run has been one of the practices that really have helped me to fight the darkness. Running along the beach is even more rewarding!, next to where the waves brake, watching and feeling the Ocean’s vastness, filling up my lungs breathing deep the salty air, feeling the warmth of the Sun and the fresh touch of the water on my skin, the texture of the sand below my feet, all gifted me with a dose of the beauty of Life, and the things that really matter in it.
For me getting up early always or almost always pays off. As a photographer I’ve come to love the delicacies of the first and last lights of the day, warm, soft, the beautiful glow that wraps around all things make those times of day really enjoyable even while not photographing. This feel is also one of the reasons I like so much to go training early in the morning, to breath the fresh air and get rid of the last remains of bed in my body. My cats love to go outside the house too at the first hours of the day, to re-scout the surroundings and check what sort of feline company visited the garden the night before previous to asking for their breakfast.
This image is from the first day I made some photos of my bicycle with my Fuji X100S, in fact they got home almost the same date, back in june 2014, a little more than a year now, and with the camera as a new toy in my hands I was really excited trying to get the hang of it as soon as possible. That morning I decided to make good use of the lovely light and try to get some good images of the bike after doing it both with my Nikon DSLR and my NIkon 1 mirrorless the previous days, so while framing the scene one of my beloved ones entered the scene quietly, I reframed quickly and was lucky to get this instant at the right time. For me it brings back a very nice moment, and makes me think now of a good journey that was starting both with my bike and my camera.