The first post in a collection of visual stories and writings through the lens of a portrait photographer
Shot on a Canon 6D with a Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM
After mulling over the idea for a while now I’ve decided to finally kick off a new project in hopes of scratching a creative itch I’ve been experiencing. I’ve become fed up with the currently available platforms for photographers and other creatives to share their work and original content. The premise in which these platforms operate on (ad revenue-focused, algorithm-driven, and the goal of gaining mass appeal for the purpose of gaining imaginary internet points) does nothing but stifle creativity and extinguish meaningful discussion around the creative process. While those platforms still have their place and I will continue to use them where fit, I wanted a place to share my work and thoughts in the absence of constraints or limitations being imposed by such platforms.
I am reluctant to put a name on it as I still do not know what will come of this project but if one were to label it I suppose it would best fit under the umbrella of a being blog. What I envision for the project is a mix of photo essays, a closer look into my process from planning to end, my thoughts and opinions as a photographer and the industry as a whole, tutorials and breakdowns, and really anything else that I feel is worth sharing. I ask that you bear with me as I find my footing. This is a new endeavor for me and there is bound to be growing pains. The dream is to have a place for meaningful discussion and I hope that I am able to attract a user base to make this eventually come to fruition. So with this post, I officially kick off the project. You can expect to see a mix of both historic and new projects as I ramp up. I hope to provide consistent and on-going content but will not be committing to any timelines or regular scheduling as life can be unpredictable. This is a personal project for myself first and foremost, therefore I will be managing my expectations and focusing on what brings me satisfaction. With that out of the way, please stay tuned for what will hopingly be something interesting and a different to how I have shared my work in the past.