To say that I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk lately is an understatement. I’ve stopped using Facebook, and haven’t posted anything to Twitter or Instagram in about a month. I still view posts on Instagram and Twitter though, but haven’t engaged in a while. Not sure if it’s the weather or what, but I’m just lacking the drive lately. Normally, I’d shoot less photos in the winter months and focus on printing and pulling together photo projects, but I’ve done none of that. In past years, by the end of March I’ve shot upwards of 5 times as many rolls as I have in 2019.
While at home sick the other day, I thought about how to get out of this lull. I had taken a photo of a camera a month ago and really liked the way the natural window light made it look, especially when converted to black and white. I thought it might be fun to do something simple like a series of portraits… of my camera collection. Yes… it does seem lame, but it started to get me thinking about light, composition, processing, etc. By the end, I had taken 31 photos of some of my cameras and processed them in a similar way. I love the way that each camera is unique, and while it is only a tool, I believe it affects our approach to creating and image. Some cameras are more subtle and suit themselves better to street photography, while others are large, clunky beasts that work best for landscapes.
Hopefully this will be the turning point and things will start to look up from here. Below are all 31 photos I took with my iPhone 7 and processed with the Snapseed app.