PROJECTS: new photo series "Awakening" on the website
My loved ones and friends (some of whom began as clients) know all-to-well about my withdrawal from the business of photography. But those closest to me also understand just how true those words are: withdrawal from the business of photography. It was never a loss of love for the art. It was never a denial of my creative nature or my infatuation with the visual. It was a burnout of sorts, and the realization that I'm not built for the service side of the art. I need time and freedom to create what I create, and that simply was not feasible in the photography business. At least not for me.
I decided last year to revisit my love... to begin picking up a camera and enjoying the thing that gave me so much pleasure before I made an enterprise of it. That proved very difficult, being that I didn't even have a camera to pick up! I'm a photographer without photographic equipment, having sold most, if not all, of it when I decided to close shop. That's just how DONE I was with it all. But I've found there are resources everywhere if you look, and I've begun working at my craft again. It all feels foreign and somewhat daunting, honestly. My "eye" is proving very elusive, and my technical skills are extremely rusty. But the visions in my mind haven't stopped. The images I can't ignore, created by the world around me and the musings of my own spirit, still long to come out. So I'm here... trying. Hoping to create something I can be proud of one day... something that others can feel and understand and enjoy.
I'm posting the first in, what I think will be, an ongoing series of images called Childhood. I will share more about the thoughts and concepts of the overall series at another time, but this first set is dubbed Awakening. My statement at the beginning of the this small set conveys pretty much all I can say about the images - hopefully you can develop your own feelings after looking at them. They are very organic, and imperfect. Very abstract, which is nothing like the things I've done in the past, but I guess you can say that's very appropriate for the start of this new journey.
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