What drives me to take a photograph? What is it that catches my eye? Why is it that sometimes I struggle to see any photograph at all?
How on earth do I describe something beyond words? It’s difficult. And I have found I have had writers block to describe my photos. As this has happened, I have felt less pressured to take photos and try to put into words what I see. I have also found that there is a natural rhythm in my photos but also when and the frequency of taking them. There is a photographic voice, but the written voice seemed to need to have a rest.
Words, I find, can be a double edge sword. It can help viewers to understand my motivations around a photograph. However, words can also limit viewers into not exploring what they see in my photos.
While my philosophy around photography is to encourage viewers to see their own narrative in my photography (and it’s okay if you don’t or don’t like the image(s)), I am wanting to start blogging more frequently about my photography again. Writing about my processes and my photography has been helpful in the past for me to work through what my creativity means to me.