Every month when I post the next prompts I notice how I’ve neglected the blog recently and feel guilty. But not for long!
Just before we headed into lockdown I’d been feeling a little restless and uninspired – photography wise, not life in general. I wasn’t worried, I get that feeling every so often and usually it’s a sign of evolving and changing as a photographer. I couldn’t work up any enthusiasm for my indoor still life photography, every time I thought about setting up a little voice said ‘What’s the point, you’ve done all that before.’ And it’s true, I had. I have a lot of admiration for photographers who just shoot one genre and have a really cohesive body of work but that’s just not me. I need variety.
So lockdown came, a perfect time for indoor still life and I had no enthusiasm to shoot! So I put to my camera to one side, enjoyed lots of local walks, spent time on some other creative pursuits, avoided people, did plenty of copy writing for clients, and decided to take a bit of a social media break. I’ve enjoyed the other creative areas and I certainly haven’t missed constantly being on social media. A week or two ago the urge to be shooting showed signs of returning as I noticed little things on my walks, the way the long grass swayed in the breeze, the way the light filtered through the trees. Yesterday I picked up the camera and spent a quick 10 minutes shooting details in the garden.
All images taken with Helios 44-2 on Fuji X-T20.