Heavy snows blanket the region as Winter holds on. I have made a decision, to step away from the camera for a while, unless I really SEE something that just cries out to be shot. I need to focus my energies differently for a while. I think I have become lost in the process of trying to do “pretty, eye catching” photos. I no longer feel my work has the intimate impact that it did last year. I know my recent marriage, moving and becoming involved in a new hobby, my aquarium, have contributed to this. There is a lot more to it though.
Why do I take photos? What is it I want to do with this ability? How do I want to develop it and my own mind? I need to simply step away from it, to relax and loosen up my recent attempts at controlling it.
When I truly think about what is different in my shooting it’s my own hubris. With this site hitting over 5 million viewers, with around 8,000 comments, and the variety of professional opportunities, I am getting a BIG HEAD! I have to loose this element. It is destroying me.
Time to simply live I think.