I have enjoyed doing self portraits the last year or two, just here and there, and this is one of my favorites. I took this just outside my front door in Wyoming, just a few weeks before we moved. It is so simple in composition, but it speaks volumes, to me anyway. I wanted to convey a sense of place, with the snow and the boots, though really this could have been almost anywhere. I wanted to take a photo to mark our leaving, hence the suitcase. That seemed to be about all it needed, to me, and even though I took this six months ago, it still fills me with that sense of simultaneous sadness and anticipation that I was feeling.
"Leaving Wyoming" is now available in my shop, in any size print.