Monday, April 17, 2017

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”

~ Ted Grant

I’m drawn to the beauty there is in the back of flowers. It’s subtler and more interesting than the front which–beautiful as it is–can be loud and ostentatious. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with black and white and finding yet another layer of simple beauty.

It’s like that with human relationships too: when we take the time, and make the effort, to look beyond the masks we’re all prone to wear when we go out into the world we find authenticity, connection, and a gateway to the true richness of an individual’s character.

We–I–need to do more of that.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I have noticed your focus on side and back views of flowers lately, the back often a cupful of intricate design.

  2. Fascinating photo of the back of this lovely flower. My late mom was blind, and I learned a lot from her about seeing beyond the obvious!

  3. I never quite thought of it this way (the quote), but I have five year old photos of my family – in black and white – still on my wall in my apartment. I just don’t think the other color photos have come close. Maybe this is why…I see their souls. And the photographer was awesome too.

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