Wow another week done. The year is going light speed. It’s almost June. The sun sets here in Perth around 5pm which severely limits shooting time. I chose the image above because I like the layering of the foreground and background element by the three bald men. Plus the stories a viewer could make between the three characters in the frame.
As you can imagine I shot alot around bus stops and took the bus quite abit this week for the brief. (I wasn’t very creative with the whole theme)
I’ve definitely gotten more interesting characters I have taken a photo of in the past but you can only take what the universe dishes out to you in the realms of street photography.
The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round.
An easy one this week. The magical random word generator produced “Bus” for me. Since I do take the bus to commute to work and the CBD I already have had plenty of opportunities to get something.
On other news, I have joined another photography competition through lens culture. It is a Magnum competition so the entries will be insanely good. I at least get a review of my photos by an editor as I submitted 5+ images. Coincidentally the photo above was one of them. Fingers crossed!
Here it is folks. The fish I caught from the week of “shooting”
But sad to say I haven’t really been fishing alot though as I changed my approach lately on these weekly missions. I’ve tried to make photography part of my chores, and daily routine rather than it being the primary goal.
But I think there is something about deliberation and focus. It breeds work ethic, and makes you look and confront the fear that is in street photography, ie photographing strangers. Without focus, my lizard brain was alot louder, giving excuses, fear mongering it was easier to listen to.
What Steven Presfield calls “resistance” won. I am afraid to say, I became lazy and comfortable and nonchalant with what I was doing.
So from Week 20, I’ll be more deliberate, and purposeful with the project. To once again be actively looking for moments, engage with people and be open to the potential no’s and failures in order to get to a worth while image.
Almost caught up with the Project which seems to be running away from me! I decided to do an open theme for last week’s theme.
I shot around the very cool Perth Library designed by Kerry Hill architects while waiting for it to open. I can’t seem to get anything productive done at home and the library cures me of resistance.
I find it fun to stay in one spot and see the different sort of images you can capture. Seeing the different types of light, people and shadow in a space makes you learn quite a bit on how to photograph it. I should do it more often. I encourage you guys to try it!