Last Friday I went out with my photography group for the evening. We walked along the Sunset Strip capturing what was happening before us. Each of us had a way of going about things. In these practices it often takes me awhile to find my groove, to find my energy with what I’m looking to capture.
The first shot I finally was happy with was this one below:
It had all of the elements I was finally looking for: color, beauty, serenity. And the environment just made it work.
Then from that point I crossed the street and little window displays began to take hold of me:
And on that drive home as I thought of the pictures I took that night, and the next day when I played around with my photos I begin to question who I was as a photographer.
What type of things do I gravitate towards? What do I see with my eyes that others miss or keep on walking by. One part during the night there was a building “The Sunset Towers” which had a ton of glass surrounding it. The building is actually pretty bland. But, for me, as a photographer, I saw it as an opportunity to create a self portrait. To play around with the glass to see what I could come up with:
And what I realized for myself is that I have a different way of looking at things. I have an eye for the abstract, but making that abstract beautiful in the pictures around me. It is what my eye gravitates towards, and what I enjoy taking photos of the most. I love sculptures, they make me happy
Now the next thing I need to figure out is what will I do with this knowledge!
Have you defined yourself as a photographer or figured out what kind of things your eye gravitates towards more than anything else? Lets have a conversation here.