I am feeling so detached lately. I don’t know what my problem is. I’m sure part of it is that I haven’t been doing anything or going anywhere lately. It’s pitch black pretty much by the time I get home which limits outdoor activities obviously. I’ve also been thinking about how I used to be.
I used to have a video camera that I dragged with me everywhere. I (along with a friend) would go just anywhere, grocery stores, starbucks, and I would ask a question and video tape their responses. I wish I had that tape. Anyway, I had no issue just going up to people I didn’t know and asking to record them. Zero problem. Yet now I practically faint being around people I don’t already know for a lengthy period of time. Much less going up and asking for a portrait. I would love to just set up a little station on a busy road, slap up a sign, something like “Candy for Portrait” or something just as catchy and try to get as many portraits as possible. I really want to take photos of adults but… alas… I don’t have anyone willing around me. It sends me into a creativity depression. I’m practically an emo tortured artist at this point. Does anyone feel this way when it comes to their photography (or art of choice)? Maybe I should check out a billion more photography books and read the ones I own to get re-inspired. As for the close up filters, I’m still debating my feelings on them. I was surprised to see what a shallow DOF I have to work with so I am anticipating the rain that’s supposed to come on Friday, see how they do with water drops.
I think I just need to reconnect with everyone too.
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