I LOVE being a freelance photographer, and can't believe how awesome it is that I am able to do what I do. But somewhere along the way, my calendar filled up with amazing client work opportunities, my camera bag got so heavy that I stopped carrying it with me, and I let my personal photography slide into the background. When I do shoot for myself, the photos end up sitting on a harddrive untouched and unshared. I am now armed with a Fuji X-Pro1, and it literally feels like a weight is taken off my shoulders! I can carry it with me in my purse, and even on my walks with Reggie.
This year I am making an effort to shoot more personal work. I am setting a goal for myself, and for this blog, to get back to the basics. Documenting the little details of life is what made me fall in love with photography in the first place. I don't just mean taking pictures of everything I'm doing just to be taking pictures, although there will be a little of that! I am treating this as an exercise in self discovery. My style as an artist has always been a moving target. I spent many years fighting against that and trying to pick one path, but I am now embracing my wandering interests and seeing where they will take me. Lately, I have been drawn to the textures, colors and details of my everyday surroundings.
So, let me stop rambling and show you some of the photos I shot in January (I know, I'm already behind!) Clearly, there will be tons of Reggie pictures...but he is the apple of my eye! This month was filled with snow, neighborhood explorations, and an impromptu beach trip.