Seeing a place or a subject with fresh eyes is often equally as important as knowing it intimately when it comes to making great pictures. I thrive off the visually excitement of new surroundings..my photographic essays are therefore very much about exploration- this makes traveling with a camera both interesting and rewarding at the same time.
During a recent business trip to DC I found myself moving around constantly, and quickly decided if I was going to focus on any one “photographic” essay in the short time I had available it was going to be the Metro System by default! The light, the movement, energy and architecture of the subject was intriguing to me visually- far removed from the western imagery I have been focused on of late. So there you have it; visual exploration of a subject with “fresh” eyes!
I ask you this, do you find yourself eager to explore new found settings “through the lens” or do you prefer to use the camera to delve “deeper” into familiar subjects- perhaps learning about yourself in the process? Just some thoughts…..for many I would assume that all of the above applies. Journalism, Photography, and Discovery being one in the same…..at times!
Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008. All Rights Reserved.