Solace

Many things happen around us. At all times, life happens. I have had some extremely busy weeks lately. Months even. Buying into my own clinic and finally settling as a G.P. has been one of those life-changing events in line with getting married or having children. On top of that, the Fujifilm phenomenon has entered my life with full force. I have many obligations in my photographic existence, which is becoming a much more integral part of my identity than I ever imagined it would be.

Sometimes life will hold your hand, and guide you. It will take you wherever it sees fit. I suspect some people call this fate or kismet. But I am a firm believer in creating your own path. Sometimes you must pull contra on life, and redefine where you’re going. Where YOU want to go. Often I need to pull! And I probably need to pull more than I do!

 

There’s no better sense of direction for me than when I get to spend time with my family. These human beings that I hold so dear, always show me what’s right and what’s wrong. Not in words, but in actions. I get what I give. I catch what I throw.

I have been very absent. Not in appearance, but in presence. And I have taken control. I have tried to steer the ship in a slightly different direction. I have started pulling away from things that did nothing but give a quick fix. – I started dwelling in the here and now. – Being present. Being available. Being a good father. Being a good husband. Being a good doctor and being a good photographer.

 


We spent the weekend at a summerhouse just an hour from where we live. Mols national park. – Its beauty has to be seen to be believed. Here, we could relax. Be ourselves. Be together. It was one of those weekends where your heart rate slows by 20 bpm. You sense things. The good things. You ignore other things. The unimportant things.

This was indeed a much needed weekend of Solace.


All images taken with the prototype X100F dscf4097dscf4094dscf4092dscf4022dscf4088dscf4086dscf4081dscf4076dscf4071dscf4069dscf4063dscf4062dscf4057dscf4045dscf4040dscf3999dscf4034dscf4031dscf4029dscf4026dscf4024dscf4039dscf4018dscf4010dscf4001dscf3994dscf3991

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14 thoughts on “Solace

  1. Jonas, Given the craziness happening in the world right now (and particularly in the US where I am) your post is a breath of fresh air. It is extremely difficult, and takes a lot of work, to live in the present; in the moment. As opposed to regret for the past or anxiety about the future. Congratulations on your clinic! And as usual, the images inspire. The night image, in particular, shining into the heavens with a prototype X100F is amazing!

  2. Congratulations on your happy turn in life, in career as well as in your X life! Topshots of the joy and innocence of children. The rest a good home provides, good to see the attention you pay to your children. Some things you can never do over in your life,other things time and time again…

  3. This is beautiful. I have been on a similar path and taking control of my journey a bit rather than letting it just simply occur. In that path is where I, too, am finding my way and seeing my photographic journey. Thank you Jonas for continuing to share your gift, your images and your words.

  4. Jonas, you have that X100F just singing! Wonderful shots. Congrats on the new clinic and please remember that with so much going on in your life to prioritize appropriately. And from you pictures, you children should be number one 🙂 we in the photo community are a distant last. Take care and enjoy these wonderful times in life.

  5. Glad to see you’re taking a break from the hectic world you’ve been riding for a bit now. Time with the family is always the best and most important time.

  6. A beautiful set, Jonas!
    Just a question; the the image with ‘the stars bursting out from your hand’, is that just with the camera, or with some astro tools mounted to the camera?

  7. Great post and thoughts! I guess we all struggle once in a while. It’s amazing to see how much love and devotion you put into photography while so many other things are happening around you. Truly inspiring.

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