This month's journey is about noticing the small things, the details. Even the grandest of expeditions are made up of simple moments – moments of wonder, fear, confusion, joy, frustration, and awe, each spring to life on any good journey.
More than brush strokes.
It's different now that photography is our main way of capturing and sharing the places, people, and experiences we have. Before, if people wanted to share what they experienced with people back home, they would have to capture the world with their words, drawings, and paintings.
Think of Darwin, in the 1800s, on his voyage on the HMS Beagle. Darwin, while working on his theory of evolution, employed the help of English painter, Conrad Martens. Through these paintings by Martens, we can almost be there with them on the shores of Patagonia.
For me, what's different between painting (or sketching) and photography is that the painter starts with a completely blank canvas. Every flower petal, every cobble stone, every line must be added by hand.