Recently I found myself lost deep in a thick creative fog. I wasn’t putting out anything that I was in love with or proud to share with the world. My clients were happy with the work and some would say that is enough for them. For me that wasn’t the case, I needed to be satisfied creatively. I would look at what my photographer friends were doing and what others in the industry were producing and just finding myself deeper in the fog. I lost the desire to go on photo shoots and while there just wanted to get it over with.
After a few weeks of bring lost I decided to stop looking at others work and just dive into other creative mediums. Started watching more movies and reading more, something I’ve not done in years. One thing I’ve been reading a lot has been graphic novels. The art that goes into these books speaks to me in away I never thought it would. Along with graphic novels I’ve been reading a lot of blogs ranging from marketing to life skills.
Since walking away from holding my self up against my peers and industry role models, I’ve noticed that the fog has begun to clear. I’m excited to go out and take photos again. Ideas have started to pour our and have started to rebuild my whole portfolio. Personal work is starting to take up my free time and is feeding the creativity that seemed lost to me.
Below you will find a photo from a recent shoot. With this shoot I wanted to break away from how I would normally light a shoot. Along with breaking away from my go to lighting I tried out a few new editing techniques. The result was the type of photo I’ve been striving to achieve since I got into photography. To see more of my work head over to my site www.chrisgoldenphotos.com