Steph Lloyd

Wondering + Wandering



Steve McCurry is one of my favorite photographers. His most well-known photo is Afghan Girl originally published in National Geographic.

I love people pictures and am always inspired by his. He states on his blog, “Most of my photos are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face. I try to convey what it is like to be that person.”

His blog posts are great. They are centered around a specific theme and contain several photos, from various countries and decades, and related quotes. He’s been photographing as long as I’ve been alive and he’s been just about everywhere so he has quite a collection of photographs to use.

Today his post is called Simple Act of Waiting. It was thought provoking as I feel like I’m waiting on a number of things in my life right now. Waiting for some things to end and others to begin. Time passes so slowly when we’re waiting… but then time starts winding down… the winds of change start blowing… the excitement starts building… and then before you know it, you’re on to something new. Ah, sweet change. It’s just a whisper now, but I feel it coming.

The photo above is of Seal Beach tonight. My husband, Matt, and I try to walk once a day by the water. Tonight I couldn’t resist leaving the boardwalk to run out to the water to play! The ocean is so beautiful, always active, and smells wonderful. It’s my favorite thing, walking by the water with my husband.