Looking for new ways to shoot my home city, I spent a day experimenting and finding new places and angles within London. For fun, and potentially for use in a future project.
Often I think one of the biggest things that holds back creatives is doing the thing that is supposedly their vocation. It reminds me of the introduction to Stephen King's Night Shift, written by author John D. MacDonald. He said:
"I am often given the big smiling handshake at parties (which I avoid attending whenever possible) by someone who then, with an air of gleeful conspiracy, will say, 'You know, I've always wanted to write.' I used to try to be polite. These days I reply with the same jubilant excitement: 'You know, I've always wanted to be a brain surgeon.' They look puzzled. It doesn't matter. There are a lot of puzzled people wandering around lately. If you want to write, you write. The only way to learn to write is by writing. And that would not be a useful approach to brain surgery. Stephen King always wanted to write and he writes."
This is a lesson I am heeding with this exercise.
Camera: Sony a7, 50p
Lenses: Sony 24-70mm
Helios 42-M 50mm