Journal Entry: Mon May 20, 2013, 4:46 AM
When inspiration hits, it tends to hit hard.
For weeks now I have been trying to decide on a theme for a small exhibition in july., and coming up blank.
Do I go with safe landscapes, eventhough every local photographer does those (quite a bit better than I do)? Do I try to depict local life through portraits of the town's more colourful characters? Do I go with a wildlife theme which was relatively popular at the last exhibition? Or something completely different?
Today it hit me. Do what you love! What do I love? Photographing people. Black and white photos. Old-style gothic horror movies. Surrealism. Things that make you look twice or think twice.
I haven't tried putting these things together into one photo, so it's time to jump in the deep end.
Each photo will have two versions, one dark, one light.
The dark side will be black and white images with a surreal horror theme. The opposing light images will be full colour, depicting similar scenes but without the horror elements.
Here's hoping it works!
Listening to: Dir en Grey
Reading: Imagica -Clive Barker
Watching: Game of Thrones
Playing: with ideas
Drinking: hot chocolate