I needed a break from the show prep madness and to step away from the wood photo blocks for a few. I decided to do what I love most and go back through raw photos from the last several months. It’s been quite a while since I went on my train excursion but apparently the time away from the proofs from that photo walk proved fruitful. I was delighted to find several photos that, on the first go round, didn’t really work for me but, after stepping away and viewing them with a fresh perspective turned out to be some of my new favorites.
Anyone who has followed my blog for a while knows I have a train obsession. I don’t know what it is about them but, whether it’s a train from Rome to Florence or just the Chicago L train, they are my favorite subjects to photograph.
While plane travel is quick (ok, minus any flight delays, time spent sitting in the airport and waiting for luggage) I don’t find it the least bit interesting. With train travel, especially when you’re on a particularly scenic route, you can get where you need to go all while taking in the world around you. In a single ride, you can be transported through so many different worlds as you travel through the various towns along the route. I find it almost magical.
I get a lot of requests for train photography, especially for little boys rooms. I love what the photographs can spark in a child’s imagination. Where has the train been? Where is it going? Who traveled the rails and what made them choose the train? I’m so happy to be able to add to my train collection with these five photographs and I hope to see them go to good homes with little boys (or girls!) who imagine being the conductor or the train enthusiast who knows more about each train than I can even hope to.
These photographs, and many more new ones, can be found here in my Etsy shop.
Time to get back to the blocks. The countdown is on until the show and I swear the days are going faster and faster by the minute!