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On Being Unraveled

  • March 8, 2018
  • By MaggieLovesOrbit
On Being Unraveled

It’s mid afternoon and I haven’t made the bed.  It’s laundry day and so the bed is as it was when we woke up.

The two puppies took this as their temporary playground … and a morning work out session of tumble and bitey face assumed.

I was able to capture a few of the moments that they were still enough for my camera.  The other 782 photos are blurry.

On Being Unraveled

I’ve been uninspired and stuck in a rut with my personal photography.  It just wasn’t exciting me.

And the impromptu photo session this morning brought me back home.

For a while the photos I was taking had drifted to “what to post for the gram” and inside I felt unsettled but I could not put my finger on it.

And then today I remembered, the style of photos that I liked to take were those that were not planned.  Those moments in-between.

The kind of photos that tell a story.

So that when I looked at them I’d remember that time of day, that small, somewhat obscure thing that was happening … and reflect on what I was feeling.

On Being Unraveled

I’d always been that way as a photographer.  I preferred when I was invisible and people couldn’t see me … so that they wouldn’t notice the camera – so that I could try to capture that hidden emotion that the eyes could see and the shutter would document.

And if I think back to those early days in taking photos of Maggie (before Orbit) that was the spirit of what I posted as well.

Somewhere along the way I forgot that element of my style and resorted to quick lazy poised photos.

As honored as I am that the account has grown I’ve also given my energy away by not being true to what drives and inspires me.

On Being Unraveled

Interestingly enough … today is International Woman’s Day.

It was the first message I saw when I opened up my Facebook.  In a way these “holidays” and “promotions by Facebook” are today’s version of walking into a Hallmark Card Store.

I honestly did not know today was special.  And I don’t discount the holiday at all.

It’s nice to recognize that women now have a voice.  I feel fortunate that we do and we have a long way to go.

And if I sit and think about it – the thing that matters the most (to me) is that we have a choice.

A choice in how to think, how to feel, how to speak, and how to express ourselves.

And a choice to change our minds at any given time …. because that’s the part of self discovery after all.

So here I am today – back full circle … unraveling the creative journey and focusing on capturing those moments that authentically represent my reflections on how I see.

On Being Unraveled
By MaggieLovesOrbit, March 8, 2018
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