Monday, April 19, 2010

Go back to your roots.

I just went through a bunch of photos I took before I knew how to take "technically correct" photographs. I used to have passion! Knowledge is the key to life and also death. I was making photos that meant something to me, even if technically they weren't even close to being right. Maybe I need to forget my educated, technically proficient side and just GO.

I think I might try to find some people and grab my film camera w/ my sturdy 50mm lens and shoot. Forget studio lights, reflectors, assistants, metering, trying to be perfect. There is no passion in perfection. At least not for me. I used to see shapes, lines, patterns of light. Now all I see is the "visual checklist", a mechanical means of producing images that are acceptable. I don't want to think that way, I don't want to be restricted to that and I am. I hate chains.

This summer will be liberating. I'm going to take advantage of the time and produce some work that is TOTALLY unrelated to school.

I wish I could paint or draw.


  1. I'm down! My aunt just gave me one of her old Canon film camera and I'm dying to try it out! It's doesn't automatically wind, it's manual, so I'm hoping to have some fun with that. Let's go out and be completely uneducated this summer ;)

  2. yes lets attack the streets like idiots. haha. that's my favorite way of shooting. just wandering aimlessly.