OOPS! I lost my head! 1

OOPS!  I lost my head!   1

*OOPS! I’ve Lost My Head I *

A few weeks ago I posted about feeling as though nothing was inspiring me any more photographically. I have become bored of my own work, and the work of others because as beautiful as all the photos I see are, they are often of the same subject matter over and over again.

I’ve been feeling this in my own work for quite some time now, and I’ve become very lethargic in my desire to produce work lately. This isn’t me saying that I don’t like my photos – I do, for the most part, but what this is, is me saying that I feel I have lost my creative edge.

It happens to all of us, from time to time, but I’ve been feeling it for quite a while now.

I talked to a few very good friends about it, and was given excellent advice. And then I sat on it for a while. I just let the info I’d collected, the realization of what I finally admitted to myself, just sit for a while, and put a lot of thought into what I was going to do about it.

I finally decided it is time for me to move on. To get my ass in gear again and start using my creative mind to make something “different”.

Yes, I’m sure this idea is not truly original. I’m sure it’s been done. Is being done, and will be done again and again. But it’s new to ME and I hope to kick start my creative process again.

I had a lot of fun with this first one. I can see that I have a lot to learn, and a lot of room to grow, but it is the first of what I hope will be a fun and artistic series. I’m not putting a time limit on this.. it will come as it comes. But, boy do I have ideas swimming through my head. It feels good to have those juices flowing again!!

I owe a HUGE thank you to +Olivier Du Tré for talking me out of my rut. You know who loves you, baby!! And another HUGE thank you to +Mark Rodriguez who so willingly gave me some pointers and helped me to figure out what to do about that darn neckline!!! The man is amazing, but I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that because you have to already know.

So.. here is number One…….. in “OOPS! I lost my head!” because we all lose our heads sometimes….

10 thoughts on “OOPS! I lost my head! 1

  1. I’m not to try to tell you what to do, but have you considered writing a book to go with your amazing photography? I’m sure it would be great, and my hunch is that the process itself may take you down a whole other road. All the best.

    1. THanks so much for the vote of confidence, Lawrence. I appreciate it. I’m not really sure what I would write about… I don’t have much experience as a writer 😉

      1. Sure you do…I’ve read your blog and followed you on g+. Your grammar is very good. There are plenty of fine and affordable editors out there to help you.

        Walk across the street and take a look at some of the art books in that book store. I’m pretty sure once you take a look at that you will have an “ah ha” moment and be off and writing!

        Anyways, it’s just an idea…if you want more help, just get in touch. 🙂

      2. It’s something to think about. I’m not sure WHAT I would write about though… I mean.. what that would go with my photos? I suppose I’d have to pick some kind of theme or something..

      3. Lol – try writing about “patience”, the joy of the process, yoga, and all things Zen-related in photography!

        I see lot of that in your pictures, whether you realize it or not, except the yoga . . . and don’t forget to spice it up with your wonderful humor!

        Now if I have to give you any nudges, I may as well write the damn thing myself!!! 🙂

      4. Smiling…I can tell you must be thinking hard about this…let me know if you want any other “help”. I just think you would have a lot of fun with this project. Email if you wish. 🙂

        PS – I also think your photography is just too good not to publish, but I’m no expert,

    2. Thanks again for the vote of confidence.. it’s certainly something to think about – if I can ever get my brain to focus on one thing for any amount of time. There are millions of “great” photos out there though.. I’d have to find a special angle to make this work

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