I was wondering about with my camera, I was being annoyed with phone calls. My concentration was pretty much non-existent and did not have much time to shoot while I was at it. On my way back to the car I went around a different direction then I originally walked through, I actually walked past this at first and I heard people talking above the wall seen behind this bush and it caught my attention to look up and I seen this completely random sign just propped up into this bush.
It is moments like this that being out, having my camera, even though I ended up walking around mostly with a phone to my head… I was out, and found something.
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So yesterday I actually had a post scheduled but I thought yesterday was the 1st so nothing posted. Sucks but it’s all good, I’m just going to reschedule that post for another day.
I went out photographing a project, I went in full send mode the I was to be photographing, and photographing, and photographing. I have other days planned as well to finish it up. I haven’t decided how I’m going to go about the project.. in the sense of should I release it now, or should I wait some time. When I say release I mean the whole project as a book. A big part of me wants to do the edits and layout of the book but release it in the future.. the ideas in my head now is that I want to start releasing books but some might be aged very well if I’m patient.
Random thoughts. I’ll keep you updated on it
“What I write here is a description of what I have come to understand about photography, from photographing and from looking at photographs. A work of art is that thing whose form and content are organic to the tools and materials that made it. Still photography is a chemical, mechanical process. Literal description or the illusion of literal description, is what the tools and materials of still photography do better than any other graphic medium. A still photograph is the illusion of a literal description of how a camera saw a piece of time and space. Understanding this, one can postulate the following theorem: Anything and all things are photographable.” - Garry Winogrand
The great thing about photography is when I find a thing and want to photograph it, those split second moments I have no thoughts other than taking a picture.
“Not everybody will get it. People will misinterpret you and what you do. They might even call you names. So get comfortable with being misunderstood, disparaged, or ignored -- the trick is to be too busy doing your work to care.” - Austin Kleon
Cherishing these moments.
“You have to change your life if you’re not happy, and wake up if things aren’t going the way you want.” - Keanu Reeves
Just having a camera in my hands puts me in the best mood. I could be anywhere, even I don’t want to be there at all, wouldn’t matter if I had my camera. The direction I’m taking my day to day life is to have my camera in my hand photographing as much as possible.
I’ve been shooting quite a bit. One thing I can admit, while glad I’m taking note of this now.. is I need to create content of the process, I’ve been slacking big time on that. It’s a simple task but can be easily looked over but by not getting any process content done loses a ton of potential of consumption and grown not only on the social distribution channels but more importantly.. My platform.
Even more to come. 📷🖤
first newsletter going out next week!
"I can get obsessed by anything if i look at it long enough. That's the curse of being a photographer." ~ Irving Penn