Well, it’s time to take the 5D with me more often. I don’t know if this happens to a lot of people, but when you get a new brand camera, (a huge and expensive one) at the beginning it scares you to bring it along with you. Mostly when you live in a city going everywhere, surrounded by a lot of people and having to take the subway many times a day. I think that’s why iPhone photography is working so well for everybody.
But I feel this term of fear has ended for me. I want to take the camera outside with me, not only for taking an especial photo shot I had in mind.
One of the reasons, is that more time I have it with me the most challenging and inspiration I feel.
Also I guess I had been animated a bit by the photoblogging-daily-mania.
And after following some blogs I noticed that what people want is stories. Not just random images but stories, peopled lives, what they like, what they do to have fun, the places they visit…etc. I think this works because it makes people to be closer to other people without meeting them. This is a real fact since the social media appear in our lives and takes a high position. Nowadays we live in a society in witch the visual has become very important on our daily basis. We can see everything, every minute, everywhere we are. We post what we are eating/drinking at the very moment, what we think about “everything”, where we are at the moment,….etc. Plus since everybody can buy a cheap reflex and can call himself a photographer, we are surrounded by images everywhere we go.
And for some reason I think this is a huge challenge for photographers. Can we see the artists anymore? Yes, I think. When there where a few photographers there where only a few pictures and they became an incredible reference to all of us. Now that everybody can take photos it’s about HOW and WHAT. I think the artist highlights from the others by the way the pictures are taken, the feeling they portrait, the symbolic meaning, know how to take from the daily life the most significant pictures when we are already crowded/surrounded by millions of images. And because we also live in the global opinion era I think this is submitted to a personal opinion. In my case I know when someone puts a lot of himself into a picture, and if this picture says something to me.
So I’am going to try (at least) to post once a week.
This is our yesterday meal at a Mexican restaurant, not one of the best of the city but a nice one.