It tells us something about our society that the word “standstill” is synonymous with “impasse.” Yet, to stand still can be one of our most productive moments. Making photographs enforces standing still, and I see it as reciprocal with nature’s own pace. The insightful photographer Minor White said, “Spirit stands still for the photographer it has chosen.” Often, in seeking a good photograph, I do feel chosen. At a certain moment, in a certain place, a gift is given. One that I now share with you.