Yes. I am having fun. Looking at pictures in different ways is a lot of fun. Typically, I document people, places and things. Usually I do a little bit with them in post production. Sometimes, not. Obviously, I’ve been adding a little more to the pictures than just a “little bit.” To tell you the truth, I have no idea where I’m going with all of this. I could be going in the exact wrong direction. It could be that I should be heading in the opposite direction, making things cleaner and simpler. It could be that I should be working in black and white. That’ll be fun. My work is known for color. I could confuse people. You. Clients. Others. We’ll find out. Later. That’s the best way. I think.
That said, you’ve seen this place a few days ago. The double empty structure with the freshly painted magenta trim. One of my visitors hopped up on the wall so he could take pictures with his i-Phone. That’s what you see him doing. This might be a more instantly understandable picture if he was using something that has a more traditional camera shape. But, it’s the world we live in today.
It was a pretty steep drop down to the ground, so to encourage him I reminded him that the closest hospital is about ten miles away through heavy traffic. Helpful, right? He laughed.
The post production? Oh, I don’t know. This and that. Some of the other. Once, there was a guy following Storyteller who demanded to see the original work and to know every step that I took in getting there. First, I tinker until I get there. I don’t write this stuff down. Second, it’s the final image that matters. I said that. I don’t know what became of him. I guess that I’ll never know.
That happens. Sometimes.
There is a lesson in all of that. Make YOUR picture. If you want a little guidance, that’s great. That’s how we learn. If you want to simply copy somebody else’s work, don’t. It’s not good for you.