I was recently sent a few rolls of polaroid film and a camera from Urban Outfitters. I'd never seen the circular stock and instantly felt like it would be fun to invent little moments of being "in my own world" within them. I think everyone experiences this - sudden blips of stillness that can feel like accidental enlightenment. They're usually fleeting, gone almost as soon as they hit, but sometimes they have a drag that fades away as the minutes tick by. A setting sun, until the next sunrise.
Hey guys - pictured here is the first volume to a new print series I'm creating called ATARAXIA, a word meaning tranquility, peace, and stillness. This will be an ongoing project. This first volume, 44 pages long, is focused primarily on the solitude found in American and Mexican scenery, discovering colorful locales, loud only in terms of their vibrancy.
This is the first day of my contest, where any instagram user can win themselves a limited copy by hashtagging #ATARAXIABOOK on any one of their own photos that expresses the title in their own way. What creates stillness and peace in your reality? On the 31st of this month I will choose my favorite, and that person will be sent a copy! I'm very excited to share this with you all. Thanks for sharing with me too.