Photography is a medium that allows you to capture a moment in time; A fleeting moment that, perhaps, may not even exist, except that a photograph exists to prove that it does. Something metaphysical happens as the photographer converts the intangible (a moment, a feeling, the color of the sun's rays on a lover's skin...) into a palpable and distinct object - a photograph. The photographer then becomes the creator.
Illumination is a necessity and the goal. Light is required to acquire an image and inspiration is required to motivate its capture. The moment becomes an archival process greater than one's mind, whose descriptive powers are limited and confined by vocabulary. A myriad of subject matter exists and all at the hands of the one who decides to be the maker.
US | Mexico Border CrossingsLivetrekker© Maps tracking US | Mexico border crossings on foot.
©2018 Laura Meckling
Untitled, (Mekong Delta)From video series: Ask Yourself; Every question from Teju Cole's 'Blind Spot.' ©2017 Laura Meckling
Praha Tram BandVelvet Revolution 25th Anniversary Celebration
Prague, Czech Republic
©2014 Laura Meckling