I wanted to create a photo project that would keep me busy over a certain amount of time so that I was forced to create something. Most often I would go out and just shoot photos with no purpose in mind. Other times I would go out to shoot a very specific event, and I knew what I was looking for. This took me back to a time of learning, purposely going out with intent to make a creative project without knowing exactly what I was looking for.
These series of photographs were shot during the month of January in Reston Town Center. They combine early morning, midday, and evening shots all shot with a prime 85mm lens at f1.8. The title 30 were how many photographs are in the series. I initially set out to shoot specifically during lunch breaks, only better early morning and evening shots were needed to round out the story.
They're all edited in Lightroom on my iPad Pro. Because of the nature of the f1.8 lens I wanted to add a very high grain and drastic high contrast.
For my first attempt at a personal photo series in about 15 years I'm excited how this turned out, and I look forward to doing more creative projects to keep me going in downtimes between other creative works.
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For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, Ephesians 2:14
I had fun exploring DC tonight! No matter what your affiliation, tomorrow will be a historic day. It was weird to see the street venders, the few people who were walking around. The quiet nature of such a large environment with no people around was eerie.
The Tiny Desk Contest Is Back!:
I love watching people I know live their art. It was nice to see these guys in a video for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest- follow the link above. I loved hearing Black Masala play at Sehkraft Brewing back in October.
I have a few new projects lined up to keep myself busy and creative going into 2017. I want to photograph more street portraits, use polaroids and mix them with digital elements, and try to stay with a fixed prime and one location. I think they'll be "location" based themed projects to start the year...
I like pairing my written words to photographs that I’m making. I think this blog will take form as it’s being created, I don't want to label it other than a platform for me to think out loud with the work I create, or my view on the creative world I see.
I've been thinking about the difference between what we use and the results we get. As creatives we see things differently. We all have an eye for the subject we see and want to share our view of the story being told. The tool we use to show that passion is just a tool.
I love to geek out with new tech, I just got a new 85mm 1.8 and love it. However, I feel I’m seeing more posts, blogs, and images of the toys more than the work being created by them. It doesn't matter what was used as long as your passion can been seen, or felt with the work created.
A new home, a new state, a new job, a new wife, life is amazing! Finding out my place and being creative while supportive is the journey this year.
I have a few projects in my mind to keep myself creative going into the new year. This blog being one of them, it'll include more photography and leadership with making a difference and affecting others in life!