I guess I have been rather scarce lately.
I can’t really do much about that now.. can I? I have been avoiding my personal blog, Not Another Zebra, Facebook and even friends in the real world. If you ask those around me they would probably say I have been acting rather
strange of late. The truth is I just kind of got over posting on the internet. I have still been posting stuff on instagay, but not as much as I would like to. I think the fact that anything you write or post on the net can be read by anybody anywhere in the world kinda freaks me out. It has something to do with the fact that photographs are a good way to see into a photographers soul. You see what they obsess about, their dreams, aspirations and mistakes. Its all right there for anybody, anywhere in the world to see.
There I said it.
I know it may seem pretty silly, or even completely ridiculous to a lot of people out there but the truth is that I do find it difficult to show things that I create. I don’t know why, I feel like some sort of “social media savvy” part of my brain is missing or was just never there to start out with. I don’t even show most of my work to my friends.. How weird is that? I read blogs by people doing cooler stuff, taking better photos and going to more exotic places than I can even fathom and I just think Meh… why bother showing my own stuff? I guess I have the curse of the “artist” and feel that nothing I produce is worthy of others eyes so I did the obvious thing, I hid under a rock.
I haven’t posted in about 3 months and have just concentrated on getting some sleep and actually getting out and shooting some personal work without the pressure of having to post it somewhere. The truth is that sitting here writing something and putting some photos into a blog post takes quite a bit of time, and it really just gets on my titts re-writing something for the 89th time just because I can’t seem to wrap my head around “what I want to say about it”.
So here I am, starting to get the ball rolling again, for about the 30th time since I started this blog in 2011.
I started blogging after documenting the visit of Joey Kinder a professional rock climber from America. Joey and his girlfriend at the time Colette McInerney managed to inspire me to start writing this blog in the first place, I have no idea how or why but those two had the energy needed to inspire me to take my photography and life to better heights. It all started right here back in 2011. I feel like I have become a completely new and different person since then, It has only been 3 years and feels amazing… Thanks you two :). I have gone to so many cool places, done so many cool things and met so many amazing people. I’m not sure how much blogging has helped with that growth but photography and creativity certainly has. Nothing makes you grow as a person quite like a few solid months of creative block. Fact.
I guess what I’m trying to say with all of this is that I have been lying on the floor for way too long and it’s time to get back up.
Go check out Joeys Blog Here
and the amazing Miss McInerney Here
I hope to be able to write more about my random thoughts in the future as well as say thanks to those that have inspired me along the way, the list is long but this is a start.
Thanks for reading,