I've been feeling my artistic earth moving and shaking under my feet lately. I'm not sure where it's going to land, but i'm taking more and more inspiration from photographers that are not into editorial or fashion and I've really loved it. I'm rebuilding my website to reflect these changes.
I don't want to build a career just taking pictures of pretty people posing, ya know? My friend Cate introduced me to Elliot Erwits work the other day and I have not been able to shake the inspiration he filled me with. Just look at his stuff, this guy knows how to capture a moment.
Moments like these; you cannot ask a model or models to make them for you. I'm not sure HOW I want to go about capturing them, but I know that they are my end goal in photography. If I can find an effective way to induce them in a studio environment that would be handy. Otherwise, I think I really need to get out there in the world with my camera more and figure out how to spot these moments when I see them-- how to feel them coming and know how to cultivate them. I dunno, this could all be a 2am musing, but it feels pretty real to me right now. I'm not shirking portrait or editorial photography at all, don't get me wrong, but I do want to continue to let these new influences affect me.