Is this thing on?
I’m very sorry for the lack of updates to the site this last month and a half. It’s not that I havn’t picked up the laptop, opened up a fresh tab and punched in the URL of the site. Cause I have. More than once. But I am a bit indecisive at the moment. I think it boils down to me being fed up with my own shit! I just didn’t want to do another post like the one before it. Photographically I have been having numerous periods where my inspiration fails me. I’ve just come to accept those periods. As someone wrote me a little while ago, “These creative rots are usually when you take another step up the skill-latter”. I hope he’s right. I think he’s right. – At least thats a great thing to keep telling yourself.
I’ve tried numerous ways to fight through these periods, and they luckily always end up working. This time has been a little different. Ever since spring of 2016 I have been doing so many incredibly exiting things with my photography. I’ve gone to Iceland, I photographed Le Mans Classic. I walked, and shots, the streets of Paris and London. I went to Cologne and spoke at Photokina. I’ve also been giving numerous lectures in Denmark about my photography. To say that I’ve been laying low would be the understatement of the century. – So back in october I just had enough! – I was done. I was tired. I was uninspired. I was just. done!
It didn’t even scare me this time. I just didn’t care. I had been holding on to 1 picture a day even after my “official” 365 project ended back on january 1st. But I just said fuck it! I left the cameras at home. – And contrary to what I have been preaching for the last 5 years I just found joy in NOT carrying my camera all the time.
My rationalisation started to run free. Trying to figure out if this was it. Was I really done with photography this time? I knew for a fact that I was done taking pictures like I had been doing in 2016 so far. Because what I had been doing was shooting pictures for everyone but myself! I made reaction pictures! Pictures that I thought others might like.
Slowly I have started picking up the cameras again (And God knows, I have enough of them to chose from!!). I started picking up the camera when I felt like it. When I wanted to document something that my kids did, when I wanted to hang a new picture on my wall. – And it completely broke the pattern! – My images probably look the same as they always have, but to me they’re different! – They’re better! – They tell me something.
So today I’m serving up some landscape shots. Why? because I LOVE doing them, and I LOVE the way nature looks this time of year, where I live.
So let’s see if this will be the beginning of more blogging. I don’t know. I hope so. Because it feels good shouting these things into the open void. I don’t care if anyone catches it it, but it feels rather therapeutic.
I don’t even remember what gear I used to capture these. Probably a Fujifilm camera with a 35mm or 23mm lens on it