The most memorable moment of my experience in Germany was a very small one. Small in that great inspiration came from small creatures.
On a path outside the castle walls the ground slowly moved. Dozens of snails crawled to wherever they desired. While dodging the little animals, which were the biggest snails I had ever seen, I spotted one in particular. I laid on my front, steadied my camera on the ground within a foot of the snail, and captured several images.
I was struck by two things; the simple beauty of the snails moving with no urgency and at their own pace and the persistence with which they did it.
I chose the name The Snail’s Road for my photography because this experience reflected what I wanted for my life. In the rush and stress of everyday living, the snail representing my shop reminds me to slow down at times yet be persistent in my goals. It’s a balance between personal health and life accomplishments and I need to remember that.
I wish to inspire and remind others of the same. In every image I capture there is an element of peace and calm. I practice photography for myself, but I would also like to share the therapeutic qualities of what I love with others.
By the Artist