Wow do I feel good today. I feel like reborn. Hell, I can’t wait to get back on the streets. Can’t wait to start my project about the underprivileged in my home town.
I feel reborn because I have found something new in photography. I got a little fed up with landscapes and the next good-looking tree. There is nothing wrong with that kind of photography, but I really needed something new.
The workshop came at the right time and the instructor, Glenn, inspiring.
It is obvious I have to find my voice, my input and my style but somehow I feel the latter is steadily developing. The gritty black & white suits me well, not only my vision but also a part of my personality.
The only thing I regret is that I did not take a film camera with me. But next time, when I hit the streets, I will. The camera will be loaded with HP 5+ and probably pushed a stop or two.
Next weekend Sweetheart and I are heading to the Ardennes for a much-needed two-day together. I’ll be showing her the Ninglinspo Valley. Much to my surprise I booked a hotel at Banneux without knowing Banneux is a place of pilgrimage. It is not our world at all but I hope Sweetheart will be okay for a short visit. I’m thinking this could also be a very good spot for street photography.
I do have my heroes in street photography and without wanting to brag I got a comment and a like from the Chicago based street photographer Chuck Jines.
That really made my day and made me very happy.