the Healing Muse

Susannah Loiselle Gallery

Artist's Bio

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.

Tireswing Caught in Traffic
Merry-Go-Round Brokedown
Predator Shoreline Snowcones
Window at St. Peter's Barn Wake Up Rcycling Building

Sandfence, Emerald Ilse, North Carolina

From a Crannied Floor

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