I’ve spent this past year focusing on two things: Creating work that has personal meaning, and learning to create unique, solid work that doesn’t rely on a beautiful landscape (which I’ve done in the past).
I love nature as much as most squirrels but I don’t want it to be a crutch that props up my work. This year, I’ve been actively working against that (you may remember that I shot a couple session in a garage). This session below is the most recent of about 5 sessions that I’ve shot in the same apartment parking lot and each one has forced me to get more creative with light, compositions, and shooting techniques than I ever have been when shooting out in whatever beauty nature has to offer. This parking lot session in particular felt like home to me. After a few that I struggled through, this one felt more like walking with the wind than against it. Hells yes to sticking with that foreign feeling long enough to feel like you could live in it.
Side note: I don’t judge anyone who uses nature as a main focus in their work (in fact, I follow them), but I do think it’s important and massively beneficial to learn how to work with it, and without it.
Edited with my Heck Yeah Presets!