The first month of the year has been a good one. I have learned about myself as usual. However, what I have learned the most is the lingering thought of doing me more and more and more. I can help out people, see where they are at in their walk of life, but that is about it. They have to care and put effort in their own cause for life. Besides, I got a life, too. So, I’m looking to devote a huge part of my life next month and beyond on my own endeavors and goals. Yep. I rather not explain them much, I rather do and then explain later of what those things are.
So, What Did You Do in January?
Well. My friend and I took a walk a couple of days before the new year. We talked about vision, life and how we were going to approach it. It was a good talk and I think we both got something out of it. However, the thing that I got from it was the process of creativity. The ability to not just think of the moment that doesn’t take much time at all, but the steps in between, before and after, the whole things that makes the art or thing a reality.
Last year I was big into just snapping a couple of images and being done with the things that I needed to do. I would spend some time on the post production and be done. I heard of this for some time but didn’t think that my type of creativity didn’t require the process. But, the more I let myself trust it, it became real that I needed to in order to become the artist that I truly wanted to be.
So, the process and the words of a good friend has helped me to do a photo project a month.
I didn’t know what I was going to do. Had no idea. But my wife gave me this idea of recycling. I wasn’t hooked on the idea and pondered how I would go about seeing, through my eyes, the vision of recycling. It took me days, nearly a week and a half to come up with the process. I even consulted a talk with a friend at work about the direction that I was trying to figure out for this project. It was a real thing. From concept, to reality and to thinking about it all. The process was live and well.
But once I figured out the concept and the approach that I finally went about things continued to change. It was weird at first because I was getting away from what it was that I thought I wanted to a new direction that was moving me. It was something that wasn’t normal to me. Think about it. I spend this time fleshing out the details of a project only to take a precarious approach or one that was speaking to me in the most basic, but driven ways. Confusing, but I let the process go into that direction.
How Did It Make Me Feel?
The whole project started to piss me off. It opened up my eyes that I didn’t know possible. Perhaps because I was in it and was being vulnerable. I can go on and on about the project and how it made me feel, but the thing about it all is that the process and type of work was reached because I allowed it to just be inside of me.
What I plan to do is look at the images this week and start to get an idea of what it is that I want to do with the images and how to best present and share them with the world. So stay tuned.