Meditations And Thoughts For A Life's Journey
Each year, renowned photographer and writer Freeman Patterson embarks on a journey of discovery and renewal into the South African desert. Often, his destination is the abandoned diamond mining towns of southern Namibia. With his notebook and his camera, he wanders among hauntingly beautiful, sand-swept buildings that echo of the past. His photographs of this unforgettable setting are among his most compelling work.
The images and meditations in this book interweave to create an evocative journey of exploration and reflection. Patterson draws on his unique understanding of landscape to create a series of meditations on aspects of life: the forces that shape us as children and adults; the healing power of nature; the transience of life; the importance of friendship, honesty and love; the dark shadows that haunt us all. Each of the ten meditations is at once personal and universal, illuminating the truths of life that have inspired his work.