One Fine Adventure: Changsha, Hunan, China
Growing as a person and an artist I am realizing that at no point have I achieved the peak of my personality and my skill. As a result, I take time out so that I can reflect on the path that I have taken to my current position. My methods tend to be sporadic and note taking has never been a strong point so following my footsteps back can be difficult. I often look back at an image, note or passage and wonder, “What the hell was I thinking?” Memory lane has peaks and valleys and I tend to focus on the valleys in an effort to avoid returning. This is true in art just as much as in life.
I can only speak for myself, but I feel like most people who express themselves in any way will, at some point, spend time practicing a form or style that was fruitless. By studying those unfortunate experiences I hope to keep my attention toward positive learning and practicing skills that will help to keep me happy while I continue photographing the world. I do not think that any time doing what I love is a waste, but marching ever forward in pursuit of the most productive and creative practice methods has helped me to streamline my processes.