First things first, I cheated on March 2nd. On my way to New Orleans, I was stuck in the airport for a bit longer than I expected and had packed my camera away. I made due with my iPhone camera and I think it came out pretty well. Phew.
As I walk around my neighborhood lately, I keep making mental notes of the pictures I want to take. The bar picture is one I’ve been waiting to take for weeks. For some reason, there’s something about the awning on this building that I love.
The biggest challenge these past few weeks has been finding enough interesting pictures to take inside since I can’t bring myself to go outside and wander around. I feel like that sense of boredom or “What now?” is coming through in pictures. It’s been taking a lot more photos to find something that I actually like.
Currently digging harsh black and whites, full of contrast. I attribute it to the snow, but there’s something so visually appealing about the opposition between highlights and shadows in many black and white pictures. Or maybe that sharpness adds a new, unseen quality to everyday items, like grills and backyards and bedrooms.
This was a tough week. Between moving and everything else, I found my picture-taking more robotic than creative. I struggled to find images I wanted to capture, though I have been trying to use this project as a way of exploring my new surroundings.