A lot of the times, I write about the images that I took yesterday or days before.
I liked to let the images “sit” in my LR for some time and sift through later to see what’s really there for me to talk about.
Today’s isn’t about that.
Today’s images were shot from earlier today.
I’ve never really consciously make myself feel when taking any photographs.
It’s always been an either / or thing. It means that usually when I’m at my creative zone, my gut will be in charge, it will guide me to choose frames that I “automatically” think it’s great and then my hand will press the shutter. Or when I’m emotionally charged, I will just go out and shoot randomly to release that energy.
I’ve never really, how to say, combine the both.
The sweet spot of both conscious and unconscious working together.
Maybe I did, but chances were too rare.
Now thinking back, most of the time during my creative process, my unconscious is either
“Oh I know this image will look great (aesthetically), or I am hammering this negative energy to whatever I visually see.”
Today was a different experience.
It wasn’t a play with how to photography myself. And then study it.
It was about consciously making myself feel, through the touch and movement of my body, and capturing that feeling via the projection of how I positioned my body.
Sounds complicated. Even to myself.
Okay. Let me try to articulate it better.
This is really about – channeling my emotions to the photographic framework I set out to make.
It’s choosing to feel through the photographic process, rather than choosing a photograph that makes me feel later on.
One is setting out a framework and surrendering to the feelings of it; the other is surrendering to the feelings and picking a common theme as framework.
The thinking process is completely different. And it is is the very opposite way of approaching a body of work than how I used to.
I’m actually, proud of myself. In this new discovery.
Shooting with films is my passion, but the beauty of digital cameras is that the iteration of this flow process can be achieved much quicker and easier than film photography. To bridge that connection.
I intuitively know.
Something has clicked in my mind.
And I have to practise this new method, this new way of thinking, so to get better.