Cuba … Photographer Blues 1

Photographer blues – Entries in travel diary of a photographer in 3 parts

… the country has become a part of the scenery itself. My photos have become reduced to my technical knowledge and implementing image build-up rules. It seems as if my passion for photography is slowly disappearing. Many things appear the same as in other places to me and I feel as if I have already captured the same things before. The images’ messages repeat themselves. Only the country changes. One way to get out of this rut would be to avoid controlling the images and instead, dedicate myself to capturing images that document and tell a story…

Photographer blues – Entries in travel diary of a photographer in 3 parts

… the country has become a part of the scenery itself. My photos have become reduced to my technical knowledge and implementing image build-up rules. It seems as if my passion for photography is slowly disappearing. Many things appear the same as in other places to me and I feel as if I have already captured the same things before. The images’ messages repeat themselves. Only the country changes. One way to get out of this rut would be to avoid controlling the images and instead, dedicate myself to capturing images that document and tell a story…

… this morning, I can only focus on the structures that appear in the morning light’s moving shadows. But I could really skip this process. My passion for photography has become indifferent, it is what I am used to, and it is going through the motions now. Objects are reduced to the effect they give.
Today, they are shadows and structures. The city appears indifferent, according to my perception, but also my attitude. Am I devoid of ideas or is my mind simply too busy? I don’t know…

… by explaining things, you diminish their magic. This disenchantment also occurs when photography is explained. Photography only appeals to me now in terms of process and result and cannot be simply limited to the result…

… the 24-105mm holds no surprises for me. The perspective is too familiar, is not effective enough. I find it difficult to commit to it…

… photography is a nice something on the side-lines and no longer as important to me as it was a few years ago …

… nowadays, I look for image subjects that can be created using the right technique. An artistic process? The process of searching for these subjects may result in suffering. Passion. There was a time, where image subjects simply caught my eye out of nowhere and filled up my senses. I didn’t look for them and I still found them. Is there any way back to this way of photography, this experience? ...

… I’ve barely raised my eyes and the restless searching of a hunter has already begun. The glittering water makes its way into my soul following a detour via the camera and the wind, the smells, street noise and bird song is lost as a result of concentrating. The world is reduced to my aesthetic judgement…

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