I wrote yesterday about the importance of making and creating space – I was talking about photography, but could just as well have been talking about making space in life. We are sometimes so busy that we fail to spot the magic of life happening right under our noses, and that’s a shame irrespective of whether you choose to photograph that magic or just to enjoy it.
Living as I do in one of the busiest cities in the world, finding space can sometimes be hard, at least in the sense of physical space with room to stretch out and relax. I guess maybe that’s why I often go on holiday to remoter spots, where finding a bit of peace and isolation is easier. In March 2013 I visited Northumbria and went early in the day to Lindisfarne Island, before it got busy with other visitors. I’ve found few scenes in the UK as expansive, isolated and restful as those wonderful open seascapes which lap the shores of Holy Island.