Auckland NZ, 2019 (photo credit: Christian Espinoza)

Like perspective, depth is equally as important.

Our perception of what’s in front of us changes instantly as soon as you add or remove depth.

In photography, painting, and any illustrative or visual medium, depth can help isolate your subject matter from the background or foreground.

Depth will carry the image into reality. In turn, depth can trick us as well.

Although we can calculate depth through mathematical equation and use precise, optical instrumentation to successfully execute this end, the product it creates goes beyond that.

Either depth is present in your work or it isn’t.

What are you really showing us?

Mulder, the Internet is not good for you.

–  Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), The X-Files


Kauaeranga Kauri Trail, New Zealand 2012 (photo credit: Christian Espinoza)

To understand reality, look to nature.

We may not understand what someone else is going through, so it’s always best to not assume and simply act in kindness.

Our true nature is always revealed, sometimes behind the surface.

Time is a killer, but is also gives us life. Flowers blossom in the Spring, but fall in the space of a calendar year. This is life.

To take life for granted would be foolish.

The sun shines on all people just the same.

Cherish every single day.