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Monday, October 11, 2010

Phasing

I'm questioning a lot of things about my photography lately. Since completing the workshop recently and despite it being really wonderful, I'm a bit lost. I feel the way I do things has been desconstructed and stripped back to it's bare bones. I am trying to make sense of  it and find a way to build it again... but how do I want to rebuild it? Who do I want to take photographs of? What are the things that really speak to me?   I want to 'connect'  like I did when taking this portrait last December, somehow I've drifted from that path and want to go for  a wander down it again. How do I keep myself  from being influenced by other peoples work that I admire to find something... a style, a way to capture a moment...  that is 'me' ? Maybe there are several kinds of  'me'  and that is okay?

4 comments:

  1. It is okay! Just start shooting and you'll soon be resting back where you're style began or has evolved to.. you've got so much to offer, enjoy finding yourself x x

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  2. Hi Toni! I love reading your blog. There is so much emotion coming from your writing. I hope you will find what your are looking for. You know that I'm crazy about your photos:)

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  3. I know how you feel. We look to others for inspiration and examples (as we start out) and then wonder if what we create is truly our own. I think Katie is right. We will find ourselves the further we go and the more we shoot. I love that portrait, btw.

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  4. I loved this post! I know exactly how you feel too. You got some great advice from the girls and I totally agree. Just give it time, you'll find yourself sooner than you think! BTW, I really like this shot, NICE conversion!

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