I have been shooting for my new project and have realised I was spoilt by having the initial shoot.
This image of Nic and TJ was from that first shoot and it has become one of my favorites. The subsequent shoots have been going well, but have not resulted in the images I am aiming for. Which means plenty of reshoots with the women I have already shot and know before I travel around in February in an effort to make as many contacts interested in the project as I can before the workshop in March.
One of the things I have been thinking about a lot over the last few days in patience, about editing to make a stronger body of work and about waiting to show a series until it is truly ready. I spent time with Tyler over the holidays, more to hang out than deliberately take photos and I found myself taking much better shots than the ones I had exhibited. I don;t think I am a better photographer now but I do think I am always better when I stop trying as hard and just let it happen. Oh hindsight, fuck you.
I was tweaking the ol website over the holidays and it dawned on me how much more personal my work is becoming, how much I have changed from being a quiet observer. And I have to say this excites me more than a little.