Social distancing is tough. We don’t enjoy life as much when our universe shrinks. Our pool of interactive friends, family and co-workers decreases while our stress increases, creating an excruciating feedback which may amplify out of control.
As I thought about the negative connotation of the 6 foot social distancing exclusion, I tried to make something positive by symbolically making the 6 feet a measure of inclusion. In this gallery each image was made with the camera staying within the confines of a 6 foot radius (12 foot diameter) starting point. A ripe blackberry became the center of my circle. For 90 minutes, I stayed excluded/included within that circle. While my photographic universe may have diminished in size, I ended up seeing much more through this exercise. No camera is needed to sit and observe within our immediate space. As photographer Dorothea Lange observed, “A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”
https://galleries.twolostsoulsart.com/Bens-Featured-Galleries/Art-Six-Feet-Apart/ to see the full gallery.