Susannah Loiselle Gallery
Photography, to me, is the most immediate way to respond to something that moves me. I carry a camera with me at all times. Living in rural Locke, NY, I often see beauty or other noteworthy subjects for my lens. I pull off on the side of the road, get out, and take different views of whatever it is.
Once, I saw a computer monitor alone out in the middle of a farm field, but it was too far away to shoot. I thought about it for a long time. It could become a pen and ink drawing at some point. I was moved by play equipment, a tire swing, and an old-fashioned merry-go-round covered by snow, unused in winter, but waiting. Not long ago I was paused in traffic and noticed a county truck ahead of me filled with various road work tools stacked to the side. In the bowl of the shovel was a dead rabbit. This became my photograph, Caught in Traffic, because we both were.
The other part of the photographs is meditating on why I was moved by the subject. What made me want to take a picture? Mindfulness in photography is noticing the subject, and also pondering what it means.
Window at St. Peter's Barn
Sandfence, Emerald Ilse, North Carolina
Caught in Traffic
Wake Up Recycling Building
From a Crannied Floor