The Road to Random
I have been serious about my photography for the last 16 years. I studied photography in London graduating in 2000. I started out as a landscape photographer, moving into the studio to capture ice, smoke, water and dead birds ( a whole other story ...).
Somewhere along the way, once I had mastered (with a little m) the technical aspects of photography, I lost my mojo. Every 2 minutes as many photographs are uploaded as were taken in the whole of the last century. Did the world need another shot of a sunrise ? a beach ? Who wants an image of a dead frozen bird in ice on their wall ? - actually more people than you think. Going no where fast.
I decided if I was going to make an image it would have a message. So I started to make images of things I felt strongly about - the use of breast cancer as a marketing tool, the abuse of children by the church, looking after the planet and being a little kinder to new Australians. I was an image activist and I loved it. But something was not quite right.
I am someone that says I do not want to be labelled or pigieon holed but seems to be constantly trying to put myself in one. I missed just shooting weird stuff or a pretty landscape because I wanted to. It is hard, not to mention a bit arrogant, to always shoot with the responsibility of changing the world.
So now I am happily the random photographer. Shooting whatever I want whenever I want. No expectations. No responsibilities. All over the place. Sometimes a dead bird in ice, sometimes a message may even shoot some pretty images. Who knows lets see what the day brings.
Because I am a random photographer and a girl, images here today may not be here tomorrow and tomorrow may bring images that are not here today.
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