This seems to be Gary Martin’s schtick – posting photos on his instagram account that make people salivate and wish they lived here.
I’ve read that the true power of creative work lies in what you leave out, in what you’re able to cull away, to pare back, in order to let what remains hold real sway. There’s a real discipline to that. And I think it applies in life. We can’t have everything. Or do everything. Or be everywhere. If we try to, we drive ourselves insane and only half-experience anything. When we learn to pare down, say no, and just revel in the things we choose to give space to, our lives, I think, end up being richer, for that focus and simplifying. At least, that’s what the minimalists say. Teasers.
Holy crap, it was so hard picking just 12! Both the town and my photography mean so much to me and it’s been so much fun looking back and seeing how much fun I’ve had over the past 12 months. If 2015 was this much fun than I can’t wait for 2016! ~ Gary Martin
Gary shoots incessantly, so it wasn’t easy for him to pick just 12. But it’s a powerful compilation for 1. his daily practice, and 2. his restraint. Kind of an interesting balance. Maybe it does take 365 days worth of material to tell a powerful 12 image story. And it’s just one. It leaves room for so many more.