“You cannot step into the same river twice.”
This year Kyle and I drove the country from Florida to the tip-top corner of Washington, passing by thousands of miles of various terrain. Everything from marshes to mountains to the “empty” spaces that speak so much to me. It’s at these subtle, nondescript locations all across the country that I take my photographs. So imagine the wonder when I printed Mile Marker 225 and thought to myself, “This looks too familiar. Have I printed it before?”
I found the answer to be yes and no. Searching through my files of finished pieces, I found Mile Marker 181. Out of the almost infinite number of places I could shoot, I was so drawn to this particular spot that I shot it twice – but in two different years. The angle is a little different, the fields are in different states, but it is a nearly identical shot. I suppose I was so drawn to this particular vista that I needed to see it again. Mark the changes. Check on the river.