Growing up in New England, my mom and I ate picnic lunches at Maudsley State Park in Newburyport, Massachusetts during the summertime, under a huge, lonely, statuesque tree in the middle of a wide field. I have images of that tree, framed by every season, imprinted in my mind. But, somehow, I’d forgotten all about it, until I opened the homepage of Mike Hill’s photography website and saw the above image unfold. Though the photo was actually taken in northern California, it reminded me of what I love about Mike Hill’s photos: that each seems to contain at least one, or even hundreds of stories, while still capturing a single, fleeting moment. We first “met” Mike while he was working as the art director for prAna, one of our most loyal advertisers. And now that he’s photo-ing full time, we’ve featured a three page Contemplative Art spread of his work in the Summer issue.
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July’s Full Moon in Capricorn: The Heart wants what it Wants. How to Love a Woman who Scares You. The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. Our Soulmates are Rarely Who We Expect. I Still Think of You. Men, Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Size Matters. Reading This Takes Guts. To the One Who Tried to Break Me. An Open Letter to the Fixers. How your Stored Memories in the Amygdala can lead to PTSD.