October 22nd, 2008
Lately I just feel around in circles photographically speaking, the feeling of being in front of a wall.
I made great progress compared to my debut, I know my material, qualitatively I am constant in my work, my workflow is in place well oiled, the technique is not a real problem.
Let's say that I have taken a "cap" and that now it is high time for me shakes, I take risks, challenge myself and know what I want the picture in general.
The picture continues to have fun but I have less time to ask me, thinking and working on personal projects.
Of course I'm still learning all the time, but I feel bogged down somewhere, to do what people expect from me, everything is a question of balance between "control" and work more personal and yet I realize the lack of real time and personal projects frustrates me.
I think for the moment different "tracks", change the format, more meetings, attend artistic training, cover other topics.
Monday I went to a hairdresser to make some pictures and explore new paths, find new prospects, returning I quickly realized that I have a little trapped in my images.
Technically the images are very good, probably one of my best features, materials gives me a lot of opportunities, I play better and better my light, but I am a little disappointed with my approach.
On the other hand I found an environment in which I felt the technical and I learned a lot (excluding photographic context). The star stylist (the guy with the tattooed arm) Lee Stafford , a guy with boundless energy (he has several lounges and a broadcast to the BBC) was quite impressive to see on stage even for a novice like me.
Technical level photo, I worked primarily with a 50 mm manual expo, taking maximum advantage of the available light (ie no flash).
As usual, were imported as raw C1 to adjust the contrast and saturation
Two other things to pass, Frederic sent me a photo of the drawing (photo by Tom Barman performed during the festival green pop ) on canvas his girlfriend offered him Dotspot was performed in Brussels, drawing 60 × 80 is mounted on a wooden frame, it is quite expensive (35 euros and 37 euros canvas frame) but the result is well.