All me all the time. Need to thank Andrew Hellmich for the interview. I enjoyed this experience immensely and I also appreciate the time allowed. In a world obsessed with the short we were able to add a little to the long.
Photography is a peculiar thing in my life. The value of doing my own photography has changed dramatically over the past decade. With each year the importance of making pictures seems to fade but so does my available time. More work equals less photography. The good news is that the other parts of my life have changed, improved, and expanded. Would I rather go cycling, fishing, or hiking, or make pictures? Easy. Cycling, fishing, or hiking. You could add a variety of other adventures to this list as well. Throw in the email, conference calls, planning docs, consulting, and the rest of working a full time nine to five, and the chances for actual photography are quite rare.
However, when I DO go out specifically to make pictures or work on a project it still takes on a serious note. There is an intention, focus, and desire to make something solid. My skills are diminished which is to be expected when you only practice once every few months, at best. (I haven’t made serious images since the spring of 2019.)
But discussions about photography are always on my agenda. It’s fun to not have a stake in the ground when it comes to anything in particular. Film or digital? Pro or prosumer? Doesn’t matter. It’s all good.