"I adore her (Sally Mann) work, and I subscribe to her basic notions of photography - shoot what you know, and - you can find great images right in your own backyard. One of my best friends and I have an ongoing discussion surrounding this topic - he thinks he needs to pack up the car and get away somewhere for a few weeks in order for the photography muses to show him the way.
I have to admit, I waffle during our discussions -- there are times when I'm convinced I need to pack up a few cameras and a bag full of film and head back to Havana - or to some faraway place -- but then I realize that some of my most favorite images were taken within a 10 mile radius of home."
- Bob, the brilliant photographer behind No Traces.
I love this.
Because sometimes I do forget. The simple joy of a piece of chocolate cake and a glass of milk. My children playing lying on the living-room rug, the gentle evening light. The delightful sound of someone laughing, or falling rain. Sometimes I forget that simple, truthful beauty can be found in every little corner of my home.
Gather up the joys and the love, capture the beauty of your life in your home and share the links to your images in the comment section below.
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