Something beautiful to start the week
Sometimes it's important to find joy in the beauty of photography. Alina Trifan's pictures will put your mind in the right place.
How was the weekend?
I’m doing my best to be productive after an all-too-busy Christmas break, and it’s not easy! Our holiday was fun but frenzied, and there wasn’t much downtime to relax and recharge. Fortunately, we managed to log off almost entirely last weekend. We did yoga, made soup, worked out at our neighborhood fitness center, napped, read books, and watched movies. It was wonderful and everything I needed.
I reflected on that relaxed state of mind as I scrolled through my email inbox this morning and was delighted to find a note from photographer Alina Trifan. Do you know her work? She’s a Moldovan photographer based in the UK. Here’s how she describes her photography:
In my work, I extract dream-like states from the ordinary through the use of light, colours and an attentive eye.
A few years ago, I realized that photography is good for you. Like, actually good for your mind and wellbeing. Looking at pictures trains the eyes to see. But looking can also impact your mood. Like music, photography has a vibe and you can cultivate a mental mood by looking at the right pictures. Alina’s images are beautiful; I frequently go to them for a spirit boost. Does that sound nuts? It works for me.
Please check her out when you have a moment. You can see more on her website. Take a look and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
By the way, Alina writes a newsletter too. If you like these images, you might check it out. I know she’d appreciate hearing from you. You can subscribe here:
One more thing…
Not photo-related, but still worth exploring: Our friends Anne and Steve produce a podcast called To The Best of Our Knowledge. Anne’s hosting a terrific new series called Deep Time that I know many of you will appreciate. We listened to a few of these interviews on Saturday and loved them. You might, too. Check it out!
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