chit-chat: with a camera back in my hands

If you’d asked me a couple of years ago what I wanted my career path to be, I would’ve said photography with such ease. Then something happened early 2012 which pretty much jolted everything and that certainty disappeared which was terrifying; I have to admit I’m still in a flux about it now but what I’m trying to do is get back to that frame of mind when everything was so much better when I had a camera in my hands. My first issue was a complete lack of motivation and inspiration, I just didn’t want to take photos anymore, of anything, which broke my heart. Secondly this year came the issue of a small component of my camera breaking, and me being terrified to see how much it would cost to get it fixed. Now with a functioning camera I have no excuse.

I’m definitely going back to basics. The photograph above was taken a few hours after I had my camera fixed and I was just messing about with it, re-learning everything basically. Tonight I’ve gone back to the old faithful self-portraiture I used to experiment with a lot, and even if I’m not happy with half the photographs, it’s just nice to feel a small part of my old self back. I can’t wait to grow and grow with photography again, I want to shoot more subjects, I want to breach out with it and fall back in love with it, that’s what I need.

Time to get back in the photo-game.

R x

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