Love Letter to Self

Photography: Luigi Ghirri

Photography: Luigi Ghirri

“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.” – Rumi

There is only so much that we can control. I have learned to stop forcing things. Often times we just need to find the patience to wait. -tM

The State of Creating

Photography: Luigi Ghirri, Modena, 1974

Photography: Luigi Ghirri, Modena, 1974

I like the magic and fantasy that is implicit to this photograph.

I am taken back to childhood realities, where freedom was synonymous with exploration, where imagination was king, and where possibilities didn't yet have limitations. A time where you possessed nothing but yourself. 

Years later,  I find myself reversing much of what the world has taught me, going back to a place where I was the Queen of my inner castle, where authenticity and truth were both bound in trust of who I was and knew myself to be. A place where my intuition was my guide and were possibilities were only limited by ones imagination. So here I am attempting to liberate the mind, and letting loose the grip on "control." 

It's a process, and someday's are easier then others, but like anything else in life, it's a journey, and in this case, a homecoming. -tM



Photography: Luigi Ghirri

Photography: Luigi Ghirri

Universality vs. Locality.

He was a pioneer in removing these geographical and psychological barriers. His photography speaks to the universality of the human life lived and his control of colour awakens a feeling of nostalgia; urging it to take root in becoming part of our story, it’s a world where the present & past collide.

Total genius. -tM

Familiar Places

Photography: Luigi Ghirri

Chipped tile, 1970's décor, a washed out fade of a familiar life. The imperfections of home are sometimes the most comforting. It is a place you grow up longing to leave, yet good or bad, there are moments lived, as you grow older, that you wouldn't mind getting back to.

Take the time to linger a little longer with your loved ones this weekend. -tM

A Quiet Shot

Photography: Luigi Ghirri

I am really digging the photography of Luigi Ghirri lately. He is considered to be a pioneer and master of contemporary photography, with particular attention being paid to the relationship between fiction and reality.

I am specifically drawn to the quiet in his photography; the simplicity and stripped down scenic beauty of mundane places where life happens, with emphasis being placed on the universal as that of the local.

That being said, there is also the presence of nostalgia in each snapshot captured. The fade of the film, the time within which he shot his images all strike a personal chord with me. I love how photography, like a novel, can take you in and out of worlds and emotions with nothing more then just an image.

What about you? Are you finding interest in any particular photographer these days? -tM