I have a difficult week ahead of me, and lots to do… I’m so wound up that I can’t sleep. I often wonder if other photographers feel this way, but there is a real clarity and decisiveness in the hours after midnight. I never seem to hem or haw over what processing, which tones, B&W or color. It all just makes perfect sense as I work.
I finished this image for Emily tonight — wait, no it’s this morning now — and something about the simplicity of it made me happy. And given the day I anticipate having tomorrow, happy is good. Ha, I just heard that out-loud — happy is good. Understatements aside, I’m thankful for clients/friends who let me take their pictures, and allow me to give them back.
Despite being a complete sucker for wild, dramatic images, it is the basic portrait that keeps me coming back to photography. I think it is the joy of a good frame, the creative outlet and the basic storytelling of portraiture that holds such allure for me. If you’re reading this late at night, sleep well. I’m gonna go try that now, myself.