Ashley West Leonard (@ashleywestleonard)
They say the best camera is the one you have with you. Like most people, I have one at all times. Sometimes I'll just leave my phone at home and enjoy an untethered walk to the store. Inevitably, those are the walks which feature a dead animal, a pack of nuns, or an armageddon-worthy storm cloud, and I curse my foolish choice and my old-timey need for detachment.
I love taking pictures because I have a miserable memory. Being able to record an image of a path I walked, or a sky I drove beneath allows me to relive a moment otherwise forgotten. More than that, a picture makes real a crow taking flight, or a pile of beautiful trash. In response to the scientif