Hi everyone. On a recent trip to Iceland, I was able to spend a few days in Reykjavik, and used the opportunity to photograph the Harpa. The Harpa is Iceland's performing arts center and is located by the old harbor between Reykjavík city center and the North Atlantic. The design was influenced by Iceland‘s exceptional and dramatic nature. The building was designed by Henning Architects and the glass facade was designed by renowned visual artist Olafur Eliasson.
Hi everyone. I have been working on a series of architectural shots featuring abandoned buildings, barns, and other structures. I wrote a small blog post about this which you can see here. Many of these old buildings are located in and around the area I live and have provided hours of photographic enjoyment. The 340 Barn is located along Highway 340, hence my title, at the apex of a fairly tight curve.
Hi everyone. One of my favorite characteristics of the West Virginia winter landscape is the think, and wispy, nature of the trees and shrubs. Layered with the grasses and trees the whole of it looks feathery and light, though looks can be deceiving. Walking through this can be extremely difficult and challenging as the branches do not part so easily to let you in.
Hi everyone. In my last post I discussed the idea of using Photo Walks as a simple way to move past creative blocks and to help energize your shooting. Personally I have employed this method to help reduce the everyday stresses and strains that can come from pursuing busy lives. I have told friends in the past that one of the only times I do not have any noise in my head is when I am behind a camera. Photography, for me at least, reduces the complexities I sometimes face into a simpler, more intuitive act of creation.
Recently a photographer friend of mine was lamenting about their lack of desire to make images and a general loss of creativity. Creative block, such as what my friend is immersed in, is indeed a real and crippling challenge for artists. Many of us who write, paint, and photograph face it from time to time. I read an article that said there are seven kinds of creative blocks ranging from mental blocks, to emotional, monetary, habits, and so on. I cannot say for sure where the the creative block comes from but I suspect it generates within an emotional or mental state. Creativity can be an intensive process and becoming trapped by your thinking can force you into making assumptions that are limiting to the creative process.