A short time ago I was at a loss about which direction my personal photography would take me. I had been very busy setting up the new publication Shadow & Light Magazine: designing the magazine, setting up the site, etc. I had all but decided to put my personal photography on hold, for the time being. Then, this thing called fate stepped in and I was invited to do a gallery show in May of 2015.
Instead of trying to think of a new project to consider, I went to my archives. I stumbled upon a folder of images I had taken and accumulated over the years depicting billowing curtains. At the time I had captured them I had little idea of where I would use them. As most of you know over the years I have done many figure studies of women. One afternoon when I had a little time left at the end of the day to “play” I looked through my archives of nudes and discovered many images that would lend themselves well with the curtain images. I worked on about a dozen images and have posting posting each one (below) on my Facebook page.
I was also invited to participate in the Facebook B&W Challenge. I had seen other photographers on my Facebook page submitting work for the B&W Challenge and wondered, at that time if I were to be invited, what would I share. Again, back to my archives. This time, I went to my archive of images I had captured on my travels to France. Fortunately, I had assembled a complete “Final” folder of my favorite French images into one folder. I selected about a dozen images to turn into black and white, and decided on the five I would include in the Challenge, in which during the course of five days you post a new image each day. The response has been very heart-warming for both my new projects.
One never knows where opportunity will rear its challenging head. All we can do at the time it does is accept the challenge and move forward instead of sticking our heads into the sand. Has your passion for photography been revitalized lately. Let me know how.