There’s nothing quite like a light leak on the beach.
I’ve been thinking so much about this space. I started the sweet light with this post in 2010. As I stated then, I wanted this blog to be “a place that I would want to grow and share my vulnerabilities as well as my strengths, essentially – my journey of photography.”
And in many ways, this blog has done exactly that. My entire journey into film photography has been documented in this space. When I look my first post with film, I still get excited. I remember how my first roll came out completely blank, and I used that as motivation to keep at it. I had fallen in love with photography once again.
And as my family has grown and other major life changes, I have not posted as often as I would have liked. At times, I have felt that I should only post film. If I didn’t have film images, I didn’t post. I’m not sure why I put that restriction on myself. I never started this space with that in mind. With that being said, I am not going to stop shooting film!
I plan to continue posting here, but you will see digital images, as well as film. I will grab whatever camera that captures the mood of what I feel, regardless of the medium used to capture it. I find that if I restrict myself – in any kind of way – my creativity and inspiration are affected. I have also found that I lose steam if I don’t post what interests me. And in this regard, I know that I will lose some readers, as well as gain a few. But in the end, I will stay true to myself and continue to make this space one in which I can share my photography as I grow and evolve as an artist. And hopefully, continue to foster a community of like minded individuals!
I have also realized that I am posting and sharing the outcome of my work, but not the process of producing the images. So you can definitely expect more of that here – I plan to open up more about how and tips that I’ve picked up along the way. Sometimes I will have words to accompany my images, and other times I may not. I also would like to share more of the inspiration beyond my images.
And as always, thanks for reading and following me this far in my journey, as I know some of you have been following me since the very beginning.