Nothing makes me happier than racing to the airport to catch a flight somewhere.

The destination doesn’t matter.

The act of departing from home to make my way to a distant place has always been part of my creative process.

That doesn’t mean that I can’t do good work without travel. My resources for creation in my own area code are pretty deep. When I can’t travel I pivot to localism.

I have a backlot of locations at my disposal and a list of willing subjects that is practically endless.

My ability to light out is in a holding pattern at the moment. So is my ability to make a portrait like this one. But that location in my town is going to still be there when these sessions return.

Until then, it’s landscapes and still-life photography for me.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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