September 14, 2017
More to Fall than Foliage
When we think toward fall imagery, we most often imagine a shifting physical landscape; a palette of warm, vibrant hues of oranges, reds and golds. However, for many of us, fall speaks more to a welcome respite from the hectic lifestyle of summer. It gives us a chance to breathe and digest our experiences, welcoming change and setting aside time for introspection. When choosing imagery to capture seasonal transition, experiment with creative content that embraces the slower, more insular lifestyle and celebrates a shift in coloured landscapes from an unconventional perspective.
THE START OF SOMETHING NEW OR OLD
Autumn affords a time to revisit routines and practices shelved by the distractions and freedoms of summer. Kids go back to school, friends reunite to recount careless sun-drenched adventures and time is reallocated to new hobbies or reviving retired passion projects.
Fall is the time for reaping the harvests of summer’s bounty; canning and preserving the excess for colder days ahead. Fall is also great for embracing the kitchen again where warm, hearty dishes replace the past season of barbecues and summer salads. Rediscover comforting baked goods that incorporate pastry, fall fruits and warm spices. And enjoy it all with intimate outdoor dinner parties, celebrating in the last of the dwindling warm nights.
EMBRACING THE INDOORS
After a season of outdoor activities, time spent indoors can be welcomed with the accompaniment of books and creative activities. Also synonymous with being indoors are feelings of closeness and intimacy, with many spending their Friday nights wrapped in blankets, drinking hot liquids and watching movies in bed.
DRIVING AND NOTING THE PASSAGE OF TIME
Driving through the changing landscape creates an immersive experience of seasonality and colour. This is a less obvious but wonderful time to plan a road trip for a weekend getaway or to go home for the holidays. Try experimenting with the muted, moodier colours that come along with cooler temperatures and dramatic stormy skies.
Keep your eye out for striking photographs that experiment with light and use festive Thanksgiving and Halloween subject matter in innovative ways.