Or, what photos I’ve been taking when I haven’t been taking photos.
It’s a little bit strange to be not actively involved with a project. A project causes you to think in quite an engaged way about, amongst other things, sequences and maintaining a coherent approach.
Without a project, all that goes out the window. You become a hunter with a camera, keeping your senses alert for things that might make a good photograph, regardless of coherence or the potential for narrative.
I seem to have been doing that for a while now, and I’ve only just got round to processing some rolls of film. Others, of a colour bent, are at the dreaded “lab” now. It’s quite a funny thing processing and looking at films when you work in this way, because I’d entirely forgotten what was on them.
So I’ll post some over the next few days, starting with Swifty (it is tinkerbel, isn’t it?) peeling off a wall somewhere and a big asterisk on another wall - takes me back a bit to the post a while ago on Aaron Siskind. Still, it keeps you looking, and taking pictures constantly helps hone your skills and keep them fresh.
That’s what I tell myself, anyway.