Tracking Light in Dark Times, Seeking Solace in a Pandemic
In response to the pandemic lockdown, I gave myself a photographic assignment to capture at least one iPhone photo every day to keep my eyes and brain creative and engaged. Being confined to a single location for many months challenged me to find a fresh photo each day. Seeking light in a dark time, I began photographing sun patterns streaming into my house. With light as the subject, I tracked the sun’s progression across walls as time crept around the wheel of the year. When an interesting pattern appeared I had to respond immediately, chasing it as it moved and changed, and then was gone. That exact image would never return. My daily photo journal was subtly different every day, a personal solar clock, like living in a sun dial.
This image is from an October afternoon. Sunlight bounced off an unlit candleholder, brushing the wall with shifting shapes as patterns rose and melted. The monochrome print reflects my feeling of monotone time. Yet even in the monotonous everyday, there are delicate moments of discovery, wonder and delight, resilient gifts of hope when we open our eyes to see.
From Light Play, a daily pandemic lockdown photo journal. B&W Fine Art.