Millions of pixels floating around. None in my hands.

I’m shooting a lot these days.

I’m shooting a lot again.

As I sit in front of camera, computer, camera, computer, camera computer(continue mantra in the back of your mind as we continue). As I continue to speed up my life, my pace, my workflow. I am in this war to slow it down. I want so desperately to freeze a moment that matters for my clients. To freeze a season yes and to freeze a time yes but even more so, to pack it into one moment. To give them(in this impossibly frantic world) an opportunity be still in that moment.

I want to document and preserve these things that don’t lie. Even if the facade is sometimes a lie, they remember….They remember that moment as it really was.

As the pixels fly by at an astonishing rate, it’s as if I am trying to capture them. These pixels travel all over the world.

Millions of pixels floating around. None in my hands.

I’m grateful for these pixels, but they are transient. Always moving and always fading. Always scrolling. That is why we labor by taking the long way. That is why we create something of value and place it in our loved ones hands. To slow the moments down. To allow them to stop, in that moment and reflect.

I probably won’t publish this post. I wish I had a photograph to remind me of how I’m feeling right now.

Command P

with love,
Jeremy

A beautiful thought.

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2 Comments

  1. Rochelle
    Rochelle On August 20, 2013 at 1:55 am Reply

    Love the picture you are painting with your words as well as the emotion are you conveying. As the mom of a two and five-year old, I so understand what you mean about how important it is to a. create something for our loved ones and b. slow time down with our images. Love what you’ve written here…even if it isn’t at 2 a.m. 🙂

  2. Amy
    Amy On August 20, 2013 at 5:16 pm Reply

    So true. You want to take in every little moment. Trust me, memories fade so quickly. I struggle as a mom to remember the little details with my boys. Pictures are comforting. I can look back and at least remember that particular moment, that particular day. You are giving people precious moments, Jeremy. Not just as they are getting the pictures made, but when they look back years later. Awesome.

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