(click image above for full-size, it’s worth it)
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I’m really digging the two images above next to one another. There is something parallel going on that’s exciting to me.
I’ve been thinking lately about blogging. I like dropping in here and sharing stuff like the diptych above. But I hesitated this morning, and I’ve been hesitating lately. WordPress sometimes feels limiting to me – I feel like I need to have a proper blog post ready (a series of photos and words) or else it’s not worth posting. But I know that’s not the case, and I know you’re happy to see any photos that I post, even if it’s just a single image.
In the past, I used this space as my primary outlet for sharing my work. Putting together a blog post each day was easy – I’d compile a bunch of images and share them with you, usually with some writing and/or links. But lately, I’d ideally like to be able to post 1 photo or a bunch of photos whenever I’d like (and throughout the day), without the need to put together a single coherent blog post all the time.
I’ve resisted setting up a Tumblr website (the biggest reason is that I hate the “reblog” feature – that’s a story for another day). But lately, the Tumblr format appeals to me. Maybe I should set up a companion Tumblr to ‘the blue hour’ to share those random photos of mine that don’t feel like they belong in a blog post? I don’t know.
For now, I’m going to try something different on this site. I’ll post with a photo or two, sometimes more, whenever I feel like it throughout the day. It won’t always be a “typical” blog post like you’re used to seeing here.
I still have a lot of enthusiasm to share my photography with you. But I fear that lately, this enthusiasm may not be apparent. I am hoping this new approach will help. Things are different in my life and work now that I’m doing photography full-time. Lately, I can’t take photos exclusively to share here on the blog – I have other priorities and projects that I’m working on, and I’m spending a lot of time working in the background – shooting, editing, designing, thinking, learning (especially learning!).
Let me give you an example — when I was in the UK recently for 10 days, I shot 22 (!!!) rolls of film. Normally, I’d start posting all of those photos here on my blog right away … but I’m saving them right now for a big project in April. I’ll tell you more about the project very soon, and these will be shared eventually in some form or another (I can’t wait for you to see them). But while I work on these photos (and pay for the processing costs!), I don’t have a ton to share here on the blog.
I don’t mean to sound like I’m making excuses (I’ve never felt like I “owe” you blog posts or anything). I’m just thinking this through – it’s important for me to evolve and make some changes so that this space fits in with my life and my work. Things may be a bit different around here but the heart of it will remain – I’m excited to share my photography with you. If you haven’t already, maybe you want to subscribe to the blog and get an email when I post (there’s a place to enter your email and subscribe on the left-hand sidebar). Or add this blog to your RSS feed. That way, you’ll be aware of new photos whenever I post.
Phew! Glad I worked that out.
Now, I need to get back to work with those 22 rolls of film from the UK ….