As always, gratitude is in order. Your <3s, reblogs, feedback and silence, as well as your photos and other content you post, is inspiring as all get out. My photography would not have improved so much, if at all, were it not for your presence, your feedback, your graciousness in putting up with my experimentation and my attempts at growth. Well, and my attempts at humor, too. And my fucking cussing.
I was notified by some of my steadies that during my break from the Tumblrverse the Tumblr Radar featured my Vintage taillight: Hot Rod Night. Twilight Thursdays at Sacramento Zoo, 06-19-14., which was already reblogged on Lensblr. I am very grateful, especially since that shot is a departure from my usual subject matter and my post work was also not my usual process, either. I let the photo speak to me, push me creatively, and apparently it spoke to others in the same language, or at least in the same dialect.
Coming up is a photo break for about another week. I want to focus on two side blogs I created but have no posts on yet. I have lots of content in Drafts for both of them; I may release both Tumblrs into the wild next week. Then there is the fact that I over my break I am taking very few photographs, some of them kinda both suck and blow. Hell, I recently heard Richard Avedon talk about how he did two weeks of portraiture and none of his shots were good enough to publish, so one week for me ain’t that bad, no? Also, I need to have time to distance myself from my shots, let them marinate and go over them in post, then save them in the Queue, where I will also probably remove some as time goes by. It is all about the editing.
I am dedicating more time to my dissertation, too. I am currently on fire, making sense of the volumes of knowledge I gathered in ways that make sense to my specific take on Cuban history and I am making historical connections that blow me away. I need to focus on that. Oh, and I am enjoying it again and working on it daily, so yes, dissertation it is.
Keep kicking ass.