Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Roaming for A Year

As this is not a Leap Year, I have chosen today to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of my Roaming project. 

Over the last year, I have learned so much about myself as a photographer. I've learned to slow down, even more so than when I was in Greece, I've made an effort to focus more on the composition of my shots - an extra few seconds of set up make so much difference, and I've learned when not to take a photo. The third lesson has been the most important one so far. 

If I'm setting up a shot and I can't see a use for the photo beyond taking up space, if I can't see it posted to my website or my Instagram feed, if it doesn't truly excite me, I walk away. While the lesson doesn't apply to everything - goofing off with my friends or boyfriend, maybe there's a cute dog - it applies strongly to my art. It's another shift in perspective that I wasn't expecting, just like the one that put me on the path to this project.

So what comes next? I'll keep Roaming, searching for scenes that inspire me, and discovering new parts of New York City.