Now What?

I am a mixture of both casual and intentional photographer.

Sometimes, the images come to me in a zen-like manner.

I wait, listen and feel for them.

Other times, I shoot deliberation and determination.

I purposefully plan and will them into reality.

I also take images to document as an autobiography of what is going on around me at the moment.

However, as Ansel Adams said:

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

After nearly thirty years of photography I don’t feel like I have progressed to where I should be and want to be. I’ve almost always shot from the hip, never to be bothered with the technical. My images reflect this. I need to slow down, be more intentional. I need to spend
a hell of a lot of time alone before, during, and after the photography experience.

*Update* I need a project to kickstart this initiative, one that can build a body of work I can be proud of. I do not want to limit myself to one genre though. It is consistent, sure, but boring.