Capturing Moments with Marina Sorr
Most of the times when I pick up my camera I am looking for the feeling of being fully focused on creating images of beauty from what I see in the world around me. When I can be there, I let go of so much of what churns almost ceaselessly in my mind.
I love to discover what happens if I move around my camera and try different points of views. If I create a time and space within myself in which I can look at a little wildflower, for example, and experiment. I love the feeling that at the beginning I do not know where this exploration will lead me. And that the result will be different each time, even if I try to photograph the same flower over and over again. The sensation that each time I click my shutter I am capturing something which exists only for an instant. That the light will change, a breeze might make the flower move, or a petal can curl up and dry, that I will inevitably set my camera differently, that the focus will not be exactly where it was a moment earlier.
At times I love to play with my camera from where I am, letting myself learn how to create a beautiful image from what is around me in that moment. Sitting in the shade of a tree, in a park, on a hot summer afternoon, I have let myself dive into experimenting with light and the shape of weeds.
Sometimes I feel so lucky. As in this summer afternoon, almost at the golden hour, when the sprinklers were on in a park I love. I lay down in the grass on my belly and started to click. I was so elated at the images I was capturing that I would have jumped in joy while at the same time not daring to breathe too deeply to avoid risking that perfect moment disappear too quickly.
And then there are the times when I can be on the seaside (I love the sea, I have been daydreaming throughout all my childhood to become a fish, or a dolphin). And focusing on the play of light and water, on pebbles for example, is pure joy.
You can see more of Marina Sorr’s beautiful photography here.