Leaf, Stone, Black Sand Beach - Costa Rica, 2016.
While traveling, I do an incredible amount of walking from place to place. It's what I find in between destinations that sometimes moves me to make a photograph and makes me realize that there isn't really a destination at all. The pursuit of the photograph is a beautiful one, able to stir emotions I never knew existed in me - just like a first date I suppose, even though it's been so long since I experienced one of those and don't imagine I'll ever experience one again. I can equate the pursuit to the feeling you get when there is nothing on your mind but contentment.
Through my photographs, my desire is to change the world in which we all must live and to see as much of it as I possibly can. Will I ever get there? That's not really up to me. But I can be sure that there is and will always be contentment in me so long as I'm allowed to continue this beautiful pursuit.
I found this micro scene while beach-combing on a Costa Rican beach near Pavones. Among the chaos of the holiday weekend, the peace beneath my feet was deafening, as if the patterns in the black sand combined with the elements were content with each other.