Her-icane Leslie

Her presence had taken precedence over your everyday routine.

She overtook your better judgement. The little voice inside that speaks “There’s something off,” you brushed aside. She looked great. And smelled refreshing. The first few encounters you both shared everything seemed on track. You aligned your schedules in advance, you even thought you liked her. She let you in it appeared and you her. Trust. Smiles and sunshine.

Rather than pursuing the glory you spent more time getting to know her. Her bends. Her foibles. You showed yours. Without risk there is no reward, so standing tall or cutting back made no difference. You were happy to go by feel. You looked toward the future: a cache of fun times.

And. Quicker than she came, she left. Abashed. At sea. Unscrewed… The signs were there, you choose to ignore them. Her whims, tidal. Your temperance, benevolent. Did you do this to yourself? (Did I do something wrong, perhaps?) I only brought her myself… how selfish of me. You wonder.

Unshaven and sun burnt you are unsure of what day of the week it is. “What’s today’s date?” You jokingly ask yourself… The initial confusion washed away in the rearview. Learning lessons left in her wake on the Carolina roadway. New York, 440 North. South. New Jersey. Route 36. The Parkway… Hurricanes are such a different breed. I’ll never understand them.

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About Ryan Struck

I am a self-taught Brooklyn based photographer. Earning a BA in History allowed me to investigate the things that have occurred in the world of which I knew nothing about. In that same spirit, photography allows me to be curious about the world and what surrounds us. I enjoy saving poignant moments through a visual medium, documenting lifestyle often fulfills this need quite nicely. I love what I do. When not at home shooting I can be found traveling in search of surf and inspiring natural lighting. My desire to capture images that help viewers imagine the instant the shutter clicked fuels my passion to combine beautiful light, people and places.
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2 Responses to Her-icane Leslie

  1. Pingback: Hurricane Leslie | Pixelform

  2. you are a really good writer, very deep. Beautiful pictures too

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