2018, a new year and new ambitions, promises made to myself, resolutions made and already broken. A time to question what I really want from my photography. What do I want my photographs to say and do?
I want my pictures to ask questions and answer questions.
I want my pictures to explain and confuse.
I want my pictures to be loved and hated.
I want my pictures to start conversations and be lost for words.
Basically, what I am saying is that I want my pictures to be noticed for right or wrong reasons. Right or wrong will only be from my perspective, your view may be different. Either way you will have seen my picture and made a decision about it. So to make you notice my pictures they will have to be put in front of you and you’ll be interested enough to make an opinion on it. Either way I’d be happy to know that you have seen it.
I put a lot of time and effort, not to say expense, into making my pictures but not so much in getting them out there in the world. This year I am going to make an effort to get my work out there in front of as many people as possible. Whether that be via the internet, prints or books I have not really decided yet. The easy way is to put it all out on the internet but that is not intimate enough. I’d like to speak to people about my photographs, discuss why they do or don’t like them. This means I may have to exhibit, throw the doors open and take it as it comes, good or bad.
Above all, I have to be interested and make it all so interesting. I have to be enthusiastic and committed to my projects, not give up at the first hurdle. This year will be so very different from last year. This year will be one to enjoy!