In attempting to live my life "consciously", to be aware of my self in my world and what kind of impact I have on it, I've spent most of my time recording my observations in my head. In recent times, I've come to force myself to change the focus to the world outside of me. Surprisingly, it's quite an amazing place and, if you edit out the muck we humans spatter all over it, it's quite beautiful. Photography not only requires me to slow down to look for the beauty and savor it, it lets me record, preserve and share it "outside my head." Welcome, then, to my world and Simple Images - John L. Reizian