I've decided that I need to start creating photographs and art for myself again. I knew that if I pushed myself I would be able to get the three pieces done I needed to have completed for the portraits and dreams exhibit at the Chaffee Art Center. I really love getting lost in the moments where I get to be creative. It's not often where I seemingly forget what I'm doing and look at the clock to see that I've been lost in a creative state. It's an amazing feeling, it's as if I'm a trance, it's sort of like an out of body experience. I'm sure if I'm the only one who feels or experiences this.
When I wander around the woods with my camera and tripod, I'm relaxed and focused. Looking for interesting light, how the light bounces and shimmers in the background. The light really is the most important part of the photographs that I create. Flat non-dynamic light isn't something I want to photograph. Photographing water, waterfalls is something that I really like to do. I use a neutral density filter which I use to stop down the light if it's really bright, to slow down the shutter speed enough to get the smooth beautiful water, it's almost glass-like.
I need moments like these to recharge my vision of what I want to create for myself so that I can still create for others. Portrait and Wedding photographs should always be creative instead of the same old, same old. I want to take more risks, create photos that will be everlasting and memorable. I mean if they’re not memorable, they’re just a snapshot and not a photograph.
Where do you find yourself getting lost in your work?