There isn’t much I could relate with; I don’t know much about how other photographers' work on their stories and I don’t know how much I should try to learn from America’s Next Top Model. (If a right person reads this: this is an appeal of help for a proper photography tv show.)
I often see comments to other photographers about their great expressions of stories but usually it’s not anything that I could see in the photo. I don’t know how well I can see the story unconsciously but I don’t stop to think about a photo’s story when I see one. Maybe the most powerful photos do stop me but when they do I just don’t know why. This is something I really have to start working on: I don’t want to do "just pretty” shots for the rest of my life.
Though there’s another thing to this: how consciously have the stories in the great photographs been created? Have poets thought about everything people can read from their poems? I don’t think so. I don’t think I’d ever want to do a shoot in which I am in control of everything. This of course isn’t an excuse for why my photos might seem flat but I am not a person who will do preparations too far. I simply don’t work that way. I don’t yet know if this is a trait or a bad habit.
I should stop doing the thinking while I’m writing (because the text will be messy and weird and might not make sense due to sloppy writing) . This text would continue to perfectionism, obvious and subtle stories and who knows what else. I have written about this before and I have thought about this much more but I feel that I can’t handle the whole or finish the thought not to mention the text. Maybe writing is my way of processing thoughts?
I feel very incomplete. I feel that I don’t know what I’m doing or thinking or where I’m going. I often notice that I don’t know myself very well. But hey, isn’t that why I started this blog?
Enough of deep and troubling thoughts for today: here's something "just pretty" by which I here mean that there's no ideological background for these photos. We just wanted to play with the curtain and the sun and a reflector (in the last photo).
I promise: this is not the last time this particular curtain will be seen in my photos. Aino and I like it very much.