photography > water & ice

Water and ice have such strong symbolic qualities to them, that I often get lost in thought when standing by a body of water, or looking at the details of an ice-filled creek.

The reason I love to photograph ice is that the patterns I find often remind me of outer space, I can see images from a Hubble photograph replicated in the frozen water at my feet. The bubbles and cloudy layers become a vast star-filled night sky, a beautiful mixture of liquid, solid, and gas. Something in the patterns of trapped air and sediment speaks to me of the mystery of galaxy-building, the eternal slow formation of things at once so vast and so minute that they both escape my attention.