The Gravity Of Time

“Now, as I approach the age that Strand was then, I get it. Perhaps it’s an age-appropriate thing, this deep communion with the natural world. Although it’s not always as simple as it first appears. One sees this return to simplicity throughout the history of art, when toward the end artists often discover the meaning of the seasons, or meditate on nature, or death, in the manner of their time, and with its various methods of expression. Perhaps it’s the winding down of ambition and the measuring of the time that is left that draws us toward this simplicity, within which lies the subtle complexities of nature that are often hidden from the eyes of the young.” – Photographer Joel Meyerowitz’s essay for ‘The Garden At Orgeval’ by Paul Strand.