So, another year is over. And to celebrate the arrival of the new year, I sit in the Starbucks I wrote the majority of the blog posts at, have some English breakfast tea and think about the year that is not fading into a distant memory.
It was a bit of a weird year from a photography point of view. A year my photography lost it’s inspiration and then found it again. I guess most of us know that feeling. Looking at the camera but not going out and shoot. Or leave the house and just not seeing a thing that makes you lift the camera and press the shutter. And if you do, you come back home, look a the shots and think – meh.
Prime example is the trip to England I did in May. As much as I enjoyed the trip and Cornwall, I felt uninspired. Didn’t know what I wanted to shoot. Shots I had taken, thinking they would look great turned out mediocre. They lacked fire, passion. Just look at this one. It’s a nice shot but that’s all. It’s just nice.
Came Summer and it got even worse. I even let the house without camera on numerous times. It’s kinda natural that the only shots that were a bit inspired were shot in my apartment, watching birds. Thank you Capt’n Sparrow 🙂
Came Fall and with Fall the trip to Kyrgyzstan. It’s probably pretty obvious I loved it. It was a great adventure, a complete new, different world I experienced with good friends. And how could I not take pictures there? Back home I looked at them, worked with them and realized how much i love to do this. Take pictures and share them with the world, with you.
So, back home, after having worked on the photos, I started to think about where to go next, what to do to make sure I don’t loose that spark of inspiration. I looked at my photos, had a look at what felt right, what was fun and decided to concentrate on Black and White photography. So, for 2015, the only color photos i will take will be on the motorbike trip with by buddies. Everything else will be in 50 … ahm… lots of beautiful shades of grey.
I hope you will come along and like what I explore here 🙂
And with that – happy new year!