For some time, ongoing projects, larger productions, and general chaos has kept me from creating images that depart from my normal commercial or editorial work. Regular readers will recognize the uncontrolled selection of images, in terms of being outside of the studio or realm of produced images.
I call them "street." Others call them other things, but for me, its therapy.
For the past two weeks, we've been working on portfolio images, putting together a body of work that should define who we are as photographers, as well as who we want to be. For me, this was realizing that I throughly relish the opportunities afforded to me via control of the content, subject, and message.
But on the other side of things, it was the lack of control that keeps me sane. Instead of becoming the center of the room with a camera, one becomes a bystander. Instead of bringing focus of the subject with a big lens or bight lights, my hope is to hide in between the crowd, with a small camera.
How this work plays against the produced images is still developing. Where it plays against the things I create or have control over is a bit jarring, but sometimes it feels like the begin to run together. For me nothing greater could happen than that.