Randy P. Martin‘s photographs from ‘On The Road’ are literally that. On the road. To where? Who cares. But on his travels he takes us up majestic mountains, to beautiful beaches and mysterious forests, his photographs given context and grandeur through the inclusion of his friends in every picture.
This travelogue reminds us of the beauty of the natural world, of the places and rugged landscape we must make an effort to walk about and see; experience, touch, smell, feel. To grab our moment on this planet and see it before we waste away and return to the earth from where we came. They are simple. Yet within the simplicity lies an undeniable truth. Martin has an instinctive feeling for photography, he rides with it, his intuitive eye creating a space for us to fall into and marvel at the wonders that are there. That always have been. Are waiting for us to travel too. Experience for ourselves.
And while most of us are too busy, stuck in city, struggling to get by, counting down the days to a weekend holiday Martin spends his life moving, his desire to breathe in the intoxicating breadth of the natural world keeping him on the road with his camera, taking pictures that can only encourage us to stake a claim in the world, get our priorities right. To reflect on what it means to be alive. To be more than a sentient being in a materialist world that’s determined to distract us from what is important while encouraging us to consume and destroy the landscape around us.
So look again, look more. Go see his other work. Be inspired and take the time out to discover the joys of the natural world around you. Suck it in and breathe the expanse of the universe. Remember it and carry it with you through your day.