It is only when we silence the blaring sounds of our daily
that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to
as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.
-- K.T. Jong
For the past year I have been working on a thematic photography project as part of a program that I direct for our local camera club. The goal of the effort is for each participant to create a series of no more than 12 images that illustrate a single concept, topic, or idea. And, over time, as new images are made, stronger images can replace weaker ones, creating an increasingly robust series.
Each photographer also writes an "Artist's Statement" describing the topic and its motivation. My project is entitled "Solitary Journeys: Listening for the Whispers of Truth." Here's my Artist's Statement:
There is virtue in solitary pursuits. They provide redemption and renewal. They incubate the spirit and restore the
soul. They create a space for personhood
and purpose to unfold and emerge.
These benefits do not come from group activities; they arise
from being alone:
“It is only when we
silence the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the
whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the
doorsteps of our hearts.” (K.T. Jong)
Here's another image from the series:
You can see all twelve of the images in my project at my photography website, Todos Juntos Photography, by clicking here.