I haven’t had the time lately to go out and shoot new work – so much for keeping up with The August Break folks. I’m also having one of those ‘crises’ that any creative soul has from time to time where I’m looking at my photos with a totally subjective eye and thinking: Do I like my work and do I care if anyone else does? Time to take a deep breath and a step back. When I hit these moments I like to look at some of my older work to see how I’ve grown and changed…and get re-inspired.
In 2001 I went on a photography workshop to the west of Ireland that hugely changed the way I saw (visually) and how I felt (in my heart). It was one of the first times in a long time I had an ‘a-ha’ moment as I ran around in the cold, windy, and often changeable weather (it was October) with my cameras and tripod. It was also the first time I ever did night photography and I learned to love the adventure of long exposures. Looking at this work from a distance of almost 9 years I can see what objects and themes I was attracted to, and how I explored landscape/nature photography when I never was quite sure how long the sun would stay out.
The site of my a-ha moment…
Seeing my older work always makes me look at my current work in a new light. I may have to go back a little further, maybe to my first rolls of film….stay tuned.