Week 23 | 2012
I never thought a PAW(photography a week) project would be so difficult. Lately, I’ll admit that my inspiration has been waning, almost like its on vacation and I’m not feeling that mojo any more. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but to use Robin Wong's phrase during a “shutter therapy” session I came had some revelations.
- In order for me to shoot, my camera must be small and portable.
- I don’t like being noticed on the streets especially in Downtown Miami where its no cake walk. Heard of the “Miami Cannibal” I photographed the victim almost a year ago while on the streets.
- If my camera sits in the bag for 2 continuous weeks, then there is a problem.
In essence, I’ve now fully dabbled into the world of dslr’s and noticed that they’re not my thing, especially if I’m just walking and shooting and don’t like to be a photographer. I did have some great times with the Nikon D80/50mm 1.8 because its AF was super fast and I was actually playing the tourist card. Something I do once in a while with varying degrees of success but for everyday shooting I simply don’t take out the dslr out of the bag all that much. It is, what it is folks, a love affair with small compact cameras.
Like love, sometimes its not clear to everyone why two people are in love and they maintain a relationship. Most of the time its a mystery and that's part of the beauty of love and that's the way I see it here in my world. Strolling along the streets documenting what I see and just letting the energy flow. With that said, I'm back in the micro four third world again and I couldn't be happier(I'm actually smiling).
If I've learned anything in these 39 years of life, its that, you gotta do what makes you happy and like my friend Wouter Brandsma says "Simplify".