Warehouses | Wenatchee, WA | 2018

(This looks like a line drawing, but it really is a photo of a pole, some warehouses and a foothill.)

The search for order in a chaotic world is one of photography’s great gifts. Not the resulting image, mind you, but the actual pursuit of balance, patterns and associations. It’s mentally absorbing, like hunting for sand dollars on a beach, and done right allows us to move through life with a calculating eye. All those angles, lines and layers shift constantly until they’re at last aligned, composed and captured — the finished photo a surface indicator of the deeper mystery we sense but cannot see.