There hasn’t been a post from me in recent weeks because I have been busy … evolving! (Or at least, trying to!) At the beginning of this year I began examining my work and goals. I thought ‘what now … more of the same … where do I want to go from here?’ The thing is, photography is my passion … I love it and want to do and learn it all! Years ago I wrote my artist’s statement that read, ‘My approach is intuitive and I choose to impose no constraints – leaving myself open only to possibilities.’ That still rings true and it’s some new possibilities I feel ready to explore. Sure, I’ll continue to shoot landscapes, nature, rusty things and the abandoned places that have been common themes in my work. But with ideas for a new path to explore, I am excited about what has been brewing. Including my involvement in camera club, juried exhibits, Catskill photo tours, One-On-One Training and iStockphoto, photography has been an enjoyable yet consuming part of my life. In order to free up more time to focus on new ideas I must be more selective in making commitments. So, after looking at the enormous stack of prints that have accumulated from 7 years of camera club competitions I have decided to give-up print competitions. In order to really get into self-expression I am feeling less importance toward what a judge thinks of my work. With that I leave you with something that you may not have expected from me … JUST FOR FUN and with no explanation!
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