Is this the End of the Affair?
As we reach the end of another year, I can honestly say that I haven’t actually reached many of my goals I set myself for this year.
A studio at home hasn’t happened with a garage that is still full of a friends clutter; that still looks as if it is going no where soon, studio lighting has gone the same way as there is no studio to put it in, I am still struggling to create a portfolio I actually like and am shying away from offers to host a show as this means having to produce a collection I like.
All in all it sounds like a host of excuses that stem around how seriously do I want to take my photography.
I am most decidedly not looking for a career in photography as I already have one I have spent many years cultivating already, but it is very nice to have my work appreciated and my images bought. (I do a limited range of prints that are POA if anyone wants to know – please send me a message for details).
I am also not looking for a reason to go digital, as this would not only take away the look that I am trying to achieve but would at the same time strip much of what I love about taking photographs away from the process.
So I seem to have either backed myself into a corner or reached a cross road – or maybe a bit of both.
I perhaps have writers block or whatever the photography term is; as I am feeling pressure to perform (most of which is made up by me I think).
Thanks fully, we are going to Cape Town for three weeks in the middle of this month and I am going to strip down what I want from my photography to the basics, plan what I want to take and actually go and shoot specifics and see where this takes me – and hopefully come back unblocked and more positive about what I am looking to do as well as document my family.