Friday, November 28, 2008

I felt the need to be taking some pictures today.  It's nothing fancy, just popped my 50mm lens onto my camera body and went for a quick walk up the street to get a smoothie for breakfast.  It's nice to be carrying the camera on my shoulder again, shooting random things around town.  

It's back to work tonight after my week off.  Time go go and pay the bills again.  I guess I shouldn't complain after being off for the past week, but more and more I would rather be working on building a photography business over going and working the trucks.  I think come the new year I'm going to be really pushing the photography business side of things.  I think it will be time to start taking some small business workshops and learn the ropes of owning my own company.  Was discussing last night the virtues of living in one of the big beautiful 2 story penthouse condos overlooking spadina and I think I want that to be me.  So it's time to be getting the big name ad shoots.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So it's now been 21 days since 365° of Mike ended, and since then I haven't picked up my camera much.  I felt the need to pick up my camera today, break out the pocket wizards and strobes.  I actually miss making photographs and I'm going to have to find reasons to shoot more often.  I worry that if I don't shoot more I will loose the pure enjoyment I take from photography.  I think I'm going to have to start shooting with the purpose of building a portfolio soon...I need to start shooting for myself again.  

I was realizing lately that weddings and portraits (the standard family portrait to be exact) are not what I'd like to be shooting.  I want to be making pictures that are showing off someone, putting context into the image.  Even in that world of fashion and modeling, there is that opportunity to show a hint of the model's soul or personality in a picture, and this is what I'd like to be discovering in my work.

I'm in a bit of a melodramatic mood tonight.  I'm tired of being let down by the same people over and over.  Though I want to be writing the words are not coming to me tonight ...

I want to go out instead, hang out with friends, good conversation, good wine, comfortable floors with window views of a busy street below?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Well, I've decided to actually take blogging seriously now. I recently finished a personal photography project showcasing a different picture a day for the past year here. It came to an end on Nov 6, 2008. I'm now going to start blogging/posting photos here as a way to continue to express myself to the world and carve my own little niche out of the internet.

Photography has been a calling/obsession/passion for many years. I first learned how to use a film slr from my dad when I was 5 years old. In the past few years I have been growing my collection and working to hone my art. I'm now at a point where I would like to be shooting professionally. I have photographed weddings, and will likely continue to do so, however that's not where my photographic passion lies. I'd love to be creating advertising/fashion type works that actually have an artistic side to the work where it's about the creativity and the story the photograph has to tell.