Self-portrait | Badger Mountain, WA | October 2019

I’m part of all my photos even if they lack my silhouette. I’ve learned that taking a picture doesn’t steal a subject’s soul, as some believe, but rather injects a piece of my own. Shutter clicked; essence sent. Not a bad thing, as long as creative juices are somehow replenished. (Silence, solitude, mindfulness, movement all help.) Question is: What do I give of myself — and how much? — to somehow connect the next image to you?