The year is winding down and I’m moving into contemplation. There are still a few orders to get shipped out for the holidays, and a class to teach but everything is in the downward slope part of the task. Loose ends are tying up. I am starting to look forward to the decreased business obligations of the winter and the time that will allow me to spend on just shooting.
I want to put the digital toys down this winter and just use the holga. It’s been a hard year, photographically, for a lot of reasons and I think that’s distracted me from focusing on making images that move me. It’s easy to get caught up in feeling like I’m on a treadmill of having to have more images, new images, to show instead of letting my own, naturally rather slothful, work process plod along in my own preferring-to-marinate-in-stuff-for-a-while-before-I-do-it way. I need to walk that labyrinth a little more slowly and deliberately for a while, I think.