"We aren't photographers for the pictures.
They are merely the consequence of a process"
A CAMERA IS A BOX OF DECISIONS
For me at least, photography has very little to do with taking pictures - that is just a consequence of the action of pressing a button. At its best, photography should be a thought process, an emotional activity where we have a conceptual plan - we are not just snapping. Beyond our settings, there should be reason, beyond our composition there should be an idea.
My workshops explore these concepts - there is a lot to be said for standing and staring for a while, closing our eyes and breathing in, feeling the wind on our face - these things hint at what we should capture, why we should capture. A filter is a tool, nothing more.
THE CONCEPTS WE WILL INVESTIGATE
◊ The camera is a box of decisions
◊ We determine the mood of the image
◊ We are photographers, not editors
◊ Everything we do informs the next thing we do
◊ The camera helps us understand our place in the world
◊ As such, we don’t photograph for the pictures, we photograph to learn something
◊ Shoot what’s inside of you - don’t copy the works of others