I have been to France (sample, left) at least five times and each time I go I find more and more to photograph. Whether it’s clouds, farms, castles, rivers, etc., each view is beautiful, pastoral, calming, and compelling. I wasn’t able to go this year, so I spent some time recently going through some of my pictures.
Each of us (I am sure!) has hundreds, if not thousands, of images we have placed in a folder somewhere and forgotten about. I can’t even remember what I forgot! Does that sound like you? I don’t spend too much time working on my personal site, even though that was one of my primary goals for 2013: “Spend more time working on your own images.” Well, that didn’t work. It tends to feel more like “photographic dyslexia.” Which means that even though I think I am organized enough to be able file artwork intelligently, I do get mixed up from time to time, and lose or misplace items.
I recently took a look at my Photoshelter site and was somewhat pleased by what I had placed there. I have several sections: Music, Travel, Conversations with Sand, Portraits, Albuquerque Railyards, and Vintage.
A couple of the sections, Music and Travel, are self-explanatory. Conversations with Sand is a gallery of images from a day spent at White Sands National Monument, while the Albuquerque Railyards gallery (sample, left) contains images I shot during a workshop at that incredible, iconic Albuquerque landmark. I usually photograph nudes there, but decided to spend the day capturing abstract images: paint peeling, shadows and lines, power switches, long-neglected fixtures, etc. Many movies have been shot at the Railyards, most notably parts of the “Transformer” franchise.
For the Vintage series I took some of my favorite nude photographs and ran them through an application I found on the Internet that converted images into something like old photographs. I have had them up for a while, but I got tired of them and replaced them with other images, which I like much better. Take a look at the new gallery (samples, below), Nudes: Favorites, and let me know what you think. You can see them, here. While you’re there take a look at my other galleries.
Maybe it’s time you revisited your work and took some time to assemble a folder of your best work. It’s better than just dumping them a miscellaneous folder, to be sorted out later, isn’t it?