Andie and Chris : CLOSE
Well, I shot a whole couple’s session sitting on the floor of a garage. That’s a first.
I’m working hard this year to prioritize connection in an image. I absolutely love shooting outdoors and nature won’t be leaving my work any time soon but I’ve (admittedly) relied on in too much. The locations I shoot in became safety nets to fall back on when the connection in an image wasn’t strong enough.
That’s just lazy. Lately I’ve been realizing that and I absolutely want to change it. There’s nothing wrong with shooting in epic landscapes (shooting out in the wilderness makes me giddy), but I always want the humanity in an image to be what sticks in someones heart.
That’s what brought me to shoot a couples session in a garage. Peace out, safety net! Sometimes the fastest way to grow is to take away the comfort zone.
All of that to say this: If there’s an aspect of your work you want to change, be active about making it happen. Improvement isn’t passive.