I’ve been feeling a bit stuck lately. My life has been consumed with caregiving, even when I’m supposed to be off the clock. Unfortunately, it doesn’t leave much room for creativity to flourish.
I suppose stuck is as good a place as any to be. There’s nothing wrong with stillness. I think it makes it easier to observe your surroundings. I’ve been taking this opportunity to network with other photographers, and I’m enjoying seeing the world through different lenses. It’s really made me take time to think about what I’m doing.
What the heck are we doing with our photography anyways? What is the point if you don’t have something to say or convey? These are things I’ve been pondering lately. I do have my own opinions on the matter, and I’ll probably be blogging about them soon. I think taking time to meditate on things and talk them through with you all may help me get going again.
I do have one idea to help me get focused again. I feel like I need to reset where I’m at, and do something like 2-4 weeks of only black and white photography. One of my closest friends randomly suggested the same thing to me the other day, which only confirmed I should follow my intuition.
In the meantime, while I struggle to create and share my work, I’d love to share some of your best iPhoneography. I’d love to showcase the work of people that have been following me, and who possibly have grown as an iPhoneographer just from joining me on my journey. If you’d like to be considered, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and attach up to 5 of your best iPhone photos, or links to them. I’ll warn you that I’m going to play editor here and be a little picky (don’t let that keep you from submitting.) I want to see good photos that the nearly 700 followers of this blog would appreciate. If I think your photos aren’t quite ready, I’ll give you some feedback on what you can improve upon, so you can get better and submit some more in the future. If I like your photos, you’ll get featured and your blog/site will be promoted.