I always seem to come back to pattern design when I am not sure what to do. The whole kaleidoscopic mirroring thing is a bit “too easy” if you know what I mean. We are inherently attracted to symmetry and complex things, so any image you can slap a “reflection” on and it’s interesting. But I have been doing it since I was a kid in MS Paint, so it stuck with me. Because of this, I always try to go a step farther with the process, in hopes it gains more “credibility” or whatever.
The best photography is simple moments that we don’t normally take notice of. When out with a camera, you have to force yourself to think differently. Look where no one else is looking. That is where the good stuff is. Then take it home with you.
I just sold off all my camera equipment and got a tiny point-and-shoot. I wanted something I could toss in my pocket. Let’s see how long I can create with this without feeling limited… I must say, I am quite pleased with this camera. The Canon G5X Mark II is not cheap, but it’s packed with everything an “on the go” photographer could ask for. A 1 inch 20mp sensor, wide to 120mm zoom, and a 1.8 aperture lens – kind of shocking for a compact camera. Best of all, it has a little pop-up viewfinder. Not bad.
Eight years ago today I was shooting with large format on 4×5 film. Fast forward. Now I have a masters in photography, but sold off all my gear, and am in the market for a tiny point-and-shoot camera instead. Not even sure where I am going at this point!
I went into Virtual Reality with the goal of sculpting a Palmetto Tree. I find that I have a creative mind in terms of concepts, but not as much with “creating” forms from scratch. I think my analytical mind is more interested in seeing something and recreating it. And so, here is my palmetto tree… I think it needs something else, so I might add a friendly crab and some pirate treasure this weekend.