I did the Top Nine photo generator on Instagram, but I didn’t agree with the photos it chose, so I picked my own.These Top Nine (plus one) aren’t photos that other people “liked” best.
They are not photos that an algorithm deemed worthy enough to show other people.
They are not photos that I was hired to take, or that will help get me new jobs.
They are photos from my life that I like best.
They are photos that remind me to slow down and make time for my own life.
They are photos that remind me that life is short and I only have one chance to live it.
They are all photos taken on film with cameras that quite likely will not give me results that I expected, but they almost always give me photos that I love.
So here is to a slow new year, ignoring algorithms, being present in our own lives and having experiences that will likely not be what we expect, but will almost always be what we love.
About the author paige green
Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.
My Brain On War… (And FREE Photo Shoot for those who match my donation to relief efforts in Ukraine)
When the World Feels Upside Down… Together We Can (plus: bonus photo of me in middle school)
Headshots for Women’s Rights
Beach baby butt— always a top pick. Evocative and lovely, as always. See you in 2019.