Friday, June 24, 2016

As of late I’ve been directing my attention on music more than taking pictures. I’m not sure if this is a sign, but I’ve always had points of the year where I need to take a break.

However this break seems to be longer than usual. There’s quite a batch of rolls that need to be developed, loads of digital images that need to be looked at, and scans that I had barely cleaned up on Photoshop. I’m so backed up on work that I’ve let it pile up. It’s not like me to do this. I usually have these things organized and fixed up.

Awhile ago I came to realize that I’ve been trying to force a body of work that I know wouldn't go anywhere. Loads of ideas have come into mind, but have either quickly (or slowly) dived in deep water where it would just stay at the bottom of the ocean for a long time. I'm beginning to think that this feeling and perspective of letting my work just stay in the bottom would allow me to retrieve it when I'm ready to swim in a deep surface.

I think I feel okay just leaving photography alone for a bit. Next week I'll have some images ready. But for now I'll take the last few days to clear my head of what I want to do with my work.