Wanting More … The Human Element
Two January’s ago I reviewed my year’s work and thought … ‘what now?’ … ‘more of the same?’. It was then I decided that I wanted to overcome something I had been avoiding in my work, and that was the human form. I would look for subjects and scenes that might contain a human element, but were void of people. Why I was avoiding the human form, I don’t know. (I have many albums to prove I was good at it when my son was young!) I began slowly, by studying the works of others who incorporate the human figure in their work, both contemporary and masters. I enrolled in a few meet-ups that utilized models, took a week long workshop and viewed many webinars. I hired models on a few occasions to work on my personal projects as well as stock images and images for the models themselves. I used what I had learned to lead a workshop called, ‘Photographing People On Location’. Where all of this exploration was leading me other than that, I was and am unsure. Ideas continue to ruminate and as always, I am open to whatever my creativity may bring. Here are a few images from my ‘creative side-trip’ that explore ideas about self, dreams and even ghosts!
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