Saturday, November 17, 2012

I think I need to find some new photo communities and working photographers (that are present enough online.) The people I've followed for so long are growing father and father away from me in relevance. (Or rather, I'm growing away from them.)

I just can't be bothered with conceptual portraiture right now. I'm too focused on what I'm doing, which is, being in school and thinking about the nature of photography and how I use it. And it turns out, I do not use it to do conceptual or fashion type portraiture. I use it to capture every day moments. 

I still like setting up a scene and spending hours running back and forth from the camera. I just find myself doing it less and less often. And in the past few weeks, instead of making myself feel bad about that, I've been thinking that maybe that's just not what I need to be doing right now. 

So I won't. 

This blog will continue to be random images. Some digital. Some film. Some shoot with a tripod, some not. Some iPhone, some Instagram, some abstract, some tender, some boring. There will continue to be posts with only words. Posts with only lists. Posts with half-hearted words. This is my life, now. 

And I'm okay with that. 

(In other news, I dropped of a roll of 35mm today and am really still excited about the photograph of the spoon in my cereal milk. We'll see. Expect it Monday or Tuesday.)


  1. I have the same "problem". I love conceptualizd photographs, and I love making them, but in most cases I find myself photographing the little things from my own existence. I know that's one of the reasons I've always loved your work, as I've seen similar processes as my own. But it took me some time to realize that it's okay to be making images in this way. I won't go into the long drawn own story as this is a comment, but my color photo professor reminded me that this was fine because this was the work I needed to create for myself, and if I found it interesting then others would too.

    1. YES! It is so easy to get caught up in the Flickr world and see all of these beautiful photographs that are made and expanded and have props built and have been conceptualized for days. Somehow I got it in my head that that was what I was "supposed" to do. And there is a lot of that stuff that I love. But I just don't want to make it.

      It's great to know I'm not alone though. :)


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