I just noticed I have been slipping in time with posting images in my ‘I live here’ series, this since June is almost over and I still had not showed any of my May photos. Well, finally, here they are.
I have felt a bit beaten after the workshop, couldn’t really focus clearly while listening to the echo that bounced in my head, what to do, what to do, somehow hoping for someone else to pick it up and give me a nudge in the right direction. Simply put, I needed time to consider what I learned.
Common to all feedback I received at the workshop was that I ought to get closer if I wanted to catch the expression I was looking for. Interact. Yes, I agree, that would make a difference to me and my photography. On the other hand, seeing it from the viewpoint of this alien in mankind’s land, it’s rather difficult for it to provide an objective view of this endless vastness if objectiveness is defined in someone else’s eyes. Well well, what I’m trying to say is that I have been listening to some of you, that I should continue what I’m doing, get inspired by others, but first of all continue look inward. Rather obvious, I know. How else could I make my photography more personal?
Bottom line: as long as I can read my feelings and longings into my photographs, I’m happy. I will make that photo.