So, I’ve been absent again a little lately and I’m sorry. Long story short, my place of work burnt down a couple weeks ago so everything has been very hectic and I’ll be honest it derailed me, my mental health and it vastly impacted my creativity; I haven’t blogged in ages, I let my 365 photo project on twitter fall away and until yesterday I hadn’t been outside with my camera in too long. The only thing that carried on, luckily, was writing my Riley and Fox stories, but more about that later.
The creative slump ends today.
Yesterday I got a film that’s been in my drawer for months developed, and I thought I’d share the results because they are nothing like what I was expecting.
The fact they’ve been double exposed is nothing new, I love playing around with film like this and it wouldn’t be the first time I forgot I double exposed something. What is new, is the fact that the first exposure was made with a fisheye camera, and I honestly don’t ever remember using a fisheye camera in my life.
I’m so in love with these shots for that extra level of mystery they have about them now. It is that mystery and magic of film which sparked a conversation with my photographer pal Chloe and now a new collab photo project is forming, again more about that later.
Creating things is often very much a solo endeavour but it is so important to have a network of people to bounce ideas off, ask for help, offer help, inspire and be inspired by; I have a group of humans both online and off, writers, photographers, musicians whose friendship, influence and support in my life could not be overstated. Peter McKinnon recently posted a video about this very thing which got me thinking about my own squad and how we could work more together. I’m going to start with a little interview/profile series here, some small posts about my creative pals to share their work and stories, so keep an eye out for that.
Until the aforementioned ‘later’ rolls around with more stuff from me, I hope you like the photos.