I’m still happy to do a shoot for someone. I love the paid gigs. Tell me what to take pictures of and I’m a happy photographer.
But finding my own vision has become increasingly onerous.
So this week I went back out to some of my favourite spots to see if I could look at them differently.
This time I thought I’d challenge myself. Find something in the foreground. Make the picture about something. Not that the view, or the empty space within the view isn’t “something.” But I wanted to find a focal point.
The top photo is about the line of trees leading up to the branches in the upper corner.
The second photo is all about the lone buoy.
The third is about the wild grape vine, catching the sun.
Below, however, there are two subjects. The road is the immediately obvious subject. My mom, though, my mom is the other.
This month there is a show of mom and dad’s art and collection at the Gibson Gallery in London, Ontario.
I hope to be making a site for dad, too, in the next year.
In the mean time, go check out the show. There are a lot of unique artists represented there. Maybe you will find your own inspiration.