Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I've Been Diagnosed....With Photographer's Block

It's winter. There's barely any sunlight. It is negative one million degrees outside. I, my friends, am in the middle of my first photography "writer's block". I attribute this affliction to various causes:
  • New job is demanding more attention and time.
  • New York City's self-proclaimed "concrete jungle" isn't as inspiring as one would think
  • Winter months lack quality lighting - I can't get out and snap a few pics after work anymore because its too dark.
  • Lack of inspiration.
People have told me to just start browsing through other photographer's portfolios for inspiration, but I am firm believer in NEVER doing that. The problem with doing that for inspiration, is I end up just taking a photograph that is a modified version of what someone else did.

Yes, I am aware that most great photographs have already been thought up, but if I don't look at other people's work, I at least feel my own work is organic.

That being said, I am asking for your help. I need ideas people! I need inspiration!! So, if you're a fan of my work and have any thoughts for me or if you live in NYC and know of some good, non-concrete locales I can go to, please leave your comments here. I appreciate it.

1 comment:

  1. Anything near your office that you can photograph during lunch? Or IN your office that you can (discreetly) photograph during the day lol?

    It's tough, but I think you're right and winter has something to do with it. So at least you know it's not forever!