Bright evening with a beautiful moon-rise in Lecce. This was just after I had the last one-on-one shooting of my workshop. I took some minutes to capture the moment of walking back through the fields. It already smelled like summer and I was happy and so tired after that busy day. A moment of just being there and enjoying the moment. Often I hear the click of my camera and just don’t really move for some more minutes and just watch.
From some weeks ago at the Kochelsee. Doesn’t it look like a nice place?______________ In reality the water was freezing and a guy passing by with his bike stopped and totally started eating popcorn while watching me… :D Sorry for ruining the illusion.
Again and again I notice how I see people through completely different eyes when I photograph them. Even people I have known for years. As soon as I look at their face through my camera I analyse it on a whole different level. It’s crazy how many things like emotions and memories blend into the way we see a person. How we don’t see ‘flaws’ if we like them and how we don’t see beauty if we don’t like them… It’s fascinating how our heart tricks our eyes.
Way back from 2014 when I just finished my bachelor degree and remembered what freedom felt like. I traveled British Columbia, Washington and Oregon with two of my favorite people and just wanted to feel it all. I was so hungry to get back into life. It was when I remembered how to be happy.
Sometimes I miss the old times when tried out a lot more things - when I was still light-footed. That’s something I really admire about a lot of photographers who are just starting out. Their technic might not be good by now but their ideas are so free. Too many of those who’s work I follow for years (definitely including myself here!) seem to lose that freedom and tend to do the same thing most of the time. It feels so similar to growing up - losing that unique, free way of thinking we had when we were children.
So here I am posting a quite old photo that reminds me of how free my ideas where years ago. I will try to find ways to return to that. Any advice how to get there is very welcome.