I haven’t always found it easy to articulate where my photography is going, and in a way, I am enjoying the journey. It has made me more reflective, and perhaps see things around me even more deeply.
Being mindful has played an important role in this process. Although I haven’t blogged in a while, I have been taking photos, and lots of them. Trying to make sense of them isn’t always easy. Perhaps they are still too fresh. What I am enjoying, though, is seeing the results, and the places my photography is taking me. Perhaps I will never entirely make sense of my photography, apart from reflecting life unto itself.
Becoming more mindful has shown things to me that I perhaps would have missed previously. This doesn’t mean I see everything, or would want to photography everything. What it means is I am pausing more and letting life unravel in front me. Increasingly, I am not seeking perfection or the perfect image. What I am wanting to capture is a world that is around me – in it’s busy-ness as well as it’s quiet(er) moments.
The image above is of Old Street Station. The straight lines and the curves play against each other. I could have left the pedestrians out of the image, but the image would have been a bit soulless without them. I may have missed the image if I hadn’t turned around, paused, had a look and put the camera to my eye.