I never really mentioned it, but I’ve changed some of the style of shooting I’ve done over the past couple of months. Partly due to the desire for new projects, partly due to the shooting of medium format. I have slowed down, caught less candid snapshots, and focused more on a series or body of work than I have in the past.
Previously, I would shoot anything came my way. This usually made for a bunch of shots on a roll that seemed to be randomly thrown in there. There was little rhyme or reason to it (the only consistency being black and white film most of the time, the locations and my style of shooting).
Not to say that everything I am doing now has a strict rhyme or reason. But one thing that has been a marker of my recent work is the shooting of fewer portraits. I always thought portraits were the best but now I want to get good shots of both portraits and landscapes. So I have focused more on landscapes.
Portraits are beautiful and I will always love a good one. But I feel like it’s almost cheating a bit. Landscapes are tougher to get a good photo out of because they require more interesting subject matter (in my humble opining).
The ultimate goal of course is to be able to grab both great portraits, landscapes and potentially the combination thereof?