A big part of whatever creative activity I do, involves asking myself a few questions; like, how can I do it differently?, and what can I learn from my previous mistakes? Setting time to think as I work creatively is something with which I’ve struggled for longer than I care to admit.
I've been commited to do work for others and doing stuff out of sheer joy is quite rare these days, for that reason, taking photowalks is something I'm always looking forward to.
On my most recent walk, I decided to go on a morning stroll over at New Canaan's Waveny Park. I remember visiting it some time ago with my friend Eddie Nino when I first joined him to paint en plain air. As I was there, I began to indulge on the environment and the vast open field inviting me to absorve as much as I could. Shortly after I set my brain on photography mode, I started to realize that I kept bringing the viewfinder to my eye and not take a picture, and the more I kept doing that, I continued thinking that the merit it’s not only on what you do, but also on why you do it. It feels great to taste a sense of creative freedom.
I’m always amazed by the great content one can find on YouTube, and as I sat to write this post, I remembered watching a video by Simon Cade from DSLR Guide that somehow illustrates my point with this post and it's worth taking a look.
Here’s a collection of pictures taken on my walk at Waveny Park, I'd really like to do a portrait session over there sometime later in the fall, so send me a message if you are in the area and care to join me.