Excuses or Introspection?

May 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I have to admit that I am a little 'lost' with the direction of my photography at the moment.  I seem to be stuck (trapped even) between the desire to create 'something' as part of a creative outlet but I do not know what that 'something' is.  I know what it isn't but that is not the same!

Most of my recent images are not even making it as far as Lightroom never mind being processed.  This is now seeping into my consciousness when looking through the viewfinder resulting in me taking significantly fewer images.  I am finding no difficulty in justifying why I should not press the shutter however I am not sure that my justification is always a good thing.  I have argued that it is because the image is not aesthetically pleasing {to me} but I think if I am honest it is really because I am a little bored with the view I am creating.

So what is the solution?  

Some fellow photographers have advised to 'shoot' my way out of the doldrums (a great mental image in itself) but this is not working for me.  What I need is to find something different, a new way of seeing, something to enthuse me again, a style that is 'me'.  I do not know what this is yet and do not expect an epiphanic, alarm bell, flashing light moment when it arrives but I hope it does arrives.  Who knows it may be a slight change of style and direction...then again it may be unrecognisable!

Hopefully see you on the other side!


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