Transforming Journey – Recapturing Moments of Personal Change
by Robert J. Epley
Meaningful personal changes are often unrecognized in the moment in which they occur and aren’t recognized as such until much later. The images in this series began as photographs made for my own personal satisfaction and were done over a considerable time span. It is only by looking back at them recently that the change moments (transformational) became recognizable to me. What I see now is that these images are markers of change moments spiritual in nature.
Some of the images are given what is for me a new meaning by the way the film image is interpreted. What I saw in the camera’s viewfinder felt right intuitively. That was reason enough for me to make the photograph. Traditional, straight forward prints don’t convey the sense of their meaning. The images have been reinterpreted to better represent what I feel happened in those moments.
Robert J. Epley is a photographer living and working in Nederland, Colorado. His work has received numerous awards and is included in the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. His work can be seen in ‘Portraits of the Self,’ an exhibition of Episcopal Church and Visual Arts.
On View The Road Not Taken, by Robert J. Epley. Photograph.