What Gets me Through

These are not great images but they are what gets me through. Always moving here and there. I need an outlet for the constant pull of the viewfinder. Like a sketch book, things to remember for later, or a list of visual notes. I snap here. I snap there. I don’t proclaim these as anything, other than necessary, and perhaps one day their addition will add up to something meaningful. Like a fortune teller’s cards or bones or stones. Toss them and see what you can see. No pressure with these, at all. In some ways the actual photograph holds the smallest value in the equation, losing out to things like walking, exploring, retreating or escaping. These are my little secret. A hidden life. My inside joke. A seven day trip. Work. This running dialogue is my intermission. A time to stretch. Deep breath. My mind wanders and starts again. Engage, disengage.

What gets me through.
understanding, know that I’ve won
countless times wary
barrel of the gun
clear film from above
lose it all, even what I love
tropic of cancer
vignette of this of that
solitude is sanctuary
where do you go?
it’s not what you do
what gets me through

Vancouver Blurb Workshops, Photo-Safaris and Meetups

Okay folks, good news ahead. The best thing I get to do for Blurb is be in the field and interact with the likes of you. I do this a fair amount, and by the looks of my fall schedule I’ll be doing it A LOT more. Up first, Vancouver BC. I love Canada, so I’m very much looking forward to this event, not to mention the other cities coming later in the fall.

The Vancouver stop will include no less than five events. I do a lot of speaking for Blurb, but don’t normally get a lot of shooting time in, or the ability to lead mini-workshops, but both of these are an integral part of these Canadian stops. So, take a look and let me know if you are interested or going. Also, RSVP as soon as possible and feel free to share this post with anyone you think might be interested.

Gastown Photo Safari With Blurb Photographer at Large – Daniel Milnor
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at 3:00 PM (PDT)
Vancouver, BC

Blurb Meet-up Vancouver
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Vancouver, BC

Pro Photo Books Workshop With Blurb Photographer at Large – Daniel Milnor
Thursday, 20 September 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Blogger Meet-up
Thursday, 20 September 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Vancouver, BC

Storyteling Unleashed: Breakfast with Blurb
Thursday, 20 September 2012 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)
Vancouver, BC