Forest Tranquility Mine Kill Falls NY Fall 2012 / by Jason Joseph


Mine Kill Falls

 Forest tranquility is something that, should it be bottled would simply fly off the shelves. Yet the interesting thing to me is, that the peace I find here, is in actuality, the peace within. It's present every day, any moment I wish to tap into it. It is just all the more closer to the surface amongst the warm magnetic attraction of the velvety rain kissed fall forest floor. Far away from the product shots for the nearly 100 year old Brooklyn bakery client, or the musician client, or the illustrative portrait that reminds me to keep a balance between genuine emotion and make believe. And to lean to the former every chance I'm given.

Its here, that I find myself with my childhood friends, two guys I've known literally since I was born. I find myself completely tuned out to them, and focused on this spot that calls to me like tuna-fish to a hungry cat. I'm fixated. I feel the forest goes on and on here... this point.

My friends, whom Id just moments prior completely agreed with that it was time to hit the next spot, did not comment when they turned to find me 30 feet above them, tripod unpacked, camera mounted, oblivious to anything but this... this view I share with you now.

They know me far too well, we have an unspoken agreement that what is good for one is subsequently good for all, whether or not its even apparent at the moment. A level of acceptance and joy to see the other do whatever it is that makes them happy... as history has shown when they are engaged in such an activity, everyone they come in contact with catches the glow of it.

Forrest Floor Detail

This particular moment you're viewing, is not just a culmination of my vision, and connection to something, but hence my connection to two people who are like brothers to me. Everything winds up in the image. If it sounds slightly bizarre to you, I'll simply pose this question....why does this image have such a haunting and alluring, yet safe feeling to it? I would.... as always, love to hear your thoughts.

This particular moment you're viewing, is not just a culmination of my vision, and connection to something, but hence my connection to two people who are like brothers to me. Everything winds up in the image. If it sounds slightly bizarre to you, I'll simply pose this question....why does this image have such a haunting and alluring, yet safe feeling to it? I would.... as always, love to hear your thoughts.