On Being Alone

There's something unique about a red-eye flight.  It's so isolating — I've never felt so alone, for so long, with so many people.

For me, I almost never sleep.  Instead, I reminisce, I contemplate, I wonder.  And then when the fancy strikes, I challenge myself to capture that uniqueness, that wonderment, that loneliness, in a photo.

During a few of his talks at the Google+ Photographer's Conference, Trey Ratcliff shared some thoughts on being alone, and how solitariness is one shared aspect of being a photographer.  Not only did that resonate with me, but it reminded me of this story and this moment — sometimes, loneliness is communing with the stars when everyone else is sleeping.



Hey, it's me! I’ve been a documentary photographer for 17 yrs, software engineer for even longer, and plenty of other things in between.