“A Diary of Favorite Shots” — My struggle to find subject matter in Mississippi continued into September, and I pushed myself to be proactive. I used to shoot wherever I landed, with whatever happened around me, but with little happening here, I didn’t have the luxury of passivity. I used anything, and everything, as an excuse to shoot. Often, I came home frustrated. Other times, I frustrated the people around me with my restlessness. Finally, two weeks into the month, I felt like I was falling into a style that suited the south. I could put images next to each other, and they made sense in a group. I shot mostly still lifes, texture, and grit. When I found a common thread, I decided to give my iPhone a break, and I started carrying my DSLR everywhere. I wanted to think about archiving my work, printing it, and framing it. To do that, I needed to shoot larger files. “Hello September” brings together some of my favorite shots from ProCamera for the iPhone 4S, plus shots taken with my Canon 7D. All were edited with Lightroom. I still don’t have a groove for shooting. But I found some ideas for […]
“A Diary of Favorite iPhone Shots” — In Mississippi I realized that taking pictures is a different experience than the Bay Area, and I worked to find a “voice” in the slower paced environment. As much as I love Hipstamatic for my on-the-go pictures, I decided to try shooting with ProCamera (also for iPhone) and process my shots with Snapseed to expand my options. I like the results so far, though I’m still finding my way. During August my Instagram and Flickr streams featured shots from both Hipstamatic and ProCamera, but, for the purpose of consistency, I’m going to keep this month’s “Hello” post a short one and only feature my Hipstamatic shots. “Hello August” features Hipstamatic shots taken just before leaving San Francisco, additional shots from the road trip, and shots from Mississippi.
“A Diary of Favorite iPhone Shots” — Pinole was a beautiful, but temporary haven. In entering July, I came to the decision that I needed to make a much larger move to get to where I want to be. July presents some of my last iphone photos from the Bay Area. At least for now. Hello July.
“A Diary of Favorite iPhone Shots” — In June, I said goodbye to my studio in Oakland and moved into a temporary space in Pinole. My commute to work in San Francisco for work doubled in length thanks to being further out in the East Bay, but life has become more quiet, and thoughtful. Life, even at a slower pace, is opening up to new possibilities, and following long commutes, I enjoy time spent hiking wooded trails, reading, organizing pictures, and planning for a bigger move in the fall. These are my favorite June snapshots, taken on the go with an iPhone.