❄️ Ten Winter Pictures (and a seasonal zine)
A holiday twist on my Five Photographers series — What better way to celebrate winter than by asking photographers to show us how they see it?
If my mindfulness practice has taught me anything, it’s that you are what you think. I’m from Wisconsin, so I have a lifetime of experience with cold weather. And for a long time, I complained about it. But something changed, and I realized that embracing the season was the way to go. I wrote about this last year:
Gopnik’s Winter essays inspired me to see the season through different eyes — less fussy, more open-minded, enthusiastic, and full of wonder. His book reminded me that how we see the world impacts how we feel about our circumstances in it. And so, in 2012, I organized my first Winter Pictures exhibition. I published it on the old FlakPhoto website, which has disappeared like so many online relics, so I can’t share it with you today. But, suffice it to say, I found that looking at images of this chilliest season gave me a new perspective on it and helped me appreciate the nuances and natural beauty surrounding us at this time of year. That’s a good thing.
If you like these ideas, you’ll dig that post. You can find it here:
It’s a tradition to show Winter Pictures on FlakPhoto once the snow flies. There’s no snow in Madison right now, so I’m living vicariously through these images at the moment — No worry; it’ll be here soon enough. I show these reader submissions on my Instagram throughout the season. I thought it’d be fun to put a spin on the popular Five Photographers series I’ve written here over the last year and a half by featuring some of them in the newsletter.
I’ll do this occasionally before the spring thaw, and I hope you like it. I’ve linked to these photographers’ websites so you can learn more about them and their work if one of these pictures catches your eye — Please explore them when you have time. Of course, these images look best on a big screen, so view them on your laptop or monitor instead of your mobile. You’ll be glad you did.
Of these ten, do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments. Enjoy!
One more thing…
I loved this:wrote about a winter zine she made recently. The season inspired her to get outside and make some pictures, and then she made a book! Isn’t that great? You can read more about her experience in her My Morning Muse newsletter. I always appreciate her insights. You might, too.
Do you have Winter Pictures to share with me? Please email me anytime. And stay tuned: I’m sending a big Ansel Adams photography roundup and giving away some photography calendars in a few days. Watch your inbox… More soon! 📸
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