I don’t know about you, but every now and then I just have to take a break from my daily routine.
Every now and then I need to stop looking at people through my camera lens and instead look at … not people.
Every now and then I just need to wander around noticing lines and rust and shadows.
Every now and then it does me good to look straight up and click the shutter without worrying that it might not be a flattering angle.
Every now and then I like to simply document how nicely things are constructed, even after they’ve passed their prime.
Every now and then I need to treat myself to linger on delicate details that are normally overlooked when a person is in the shot.
Every now and then it does my heart good to suddenly look around and realize I’m standing in an unexpected sanctuary.
Every now and then it’s so very very nice to photograph in full sunlight and not cause my subject to squint uncomfortably.
Every now and then I delight in geometric forms and repeated patterns …
… and then shift my gaze to notice that those old forms run parallel to their newer replacements.
Every now and then I am met with disappointment and prevented from exploring as much as I’d like, but that’s when it helps to have a fellow creative thinker along for the adventure.
And every now and then I can no longer resist a smiling face and gladly slip right back into portrait photographer mode.
Every now and then I take time to recharge and play a bit. I definitely need to do this more often.