I mentioned in an earlier post that I'm moving to the Bay Area; new chance, new challenges, new opportunities. And I think the city of San Francisco will be a real inspiration for more images.
I've been revisiting some of the images from Uruguay last year. It's about all I have at the moment. There hasn't been much shooting lately and the trip scheduled to South America for later this year is in jeopardy.
Southern California is not very visually appealing to me and it's just gotten worse since I found out I'm moving to the Bay Area in a month or so. They say the grass is always greener but I do anticipate more shooting opportunities when I get there. If nothing else it will be a newer area for exploration.
It's been pretty silent around here for the last few months as photography has taken a back seat to the realties of life. There are a lot of changes happening in my life at the moment and I think my photography is reflecting the changes a bit.
I recently went out with the Large Format system which was more therapy than photography. The large format camera demands a bit of patience and focus, things I sorely lack at times. I really went out just to concentrate on something other than what's been going on in my life lately.
And I returned to a place that really allows me to immerse myself into the photographic process. I know that Disney Hall has been photographed to death but I still like to go there for my therapy session. This particular day it worked and here is an image I like and wanted to share.
I use a large format camera in some of my work. I don't get out with this camera on a regular basis but I do love the process. I'm headed out early tomorrow morning to use this camera, make some images and see what comes out of the effort.
The image posted here was made in San Francisco at Fort Point Park. it's one of my favorites but I don't know where to put it in my body of work. It doesn't fit into any of the galleries so I thought I put it here in the blog.
For those that don't know, large format is a slow and deliberate process. It really makes me think which is good because so many times I'm just blindly shooting. For the two or so hours I'm usually out in the morning, I'm able to let go of everything else that is bothering me; no work, no home life, nothing but the image I'm trying to make. I think I love this process for that ability alone.