I may be on an island but I can’t let that mindset slow me down or stop me. Recently in the Lomography magazine there was a story about the late Chicago photographer Vivian Maier. She was a nanny and on her days off she headed into Chicago to just snap photos. I’m sure at times she may have despaired over not being someplace more exciting. I imagine Chicago was her “island”.
Yet look at the volume of amazing photographs she managed to create over the years! That is my goal for 2011; to make great pictures of my little slice of the world.
I also want to learn from her example and fuse it with the lomography mind-set and style. It is a tall order, yes. And frankly I won’t ever be another Vivian Maier. But what I can do is keep at it and develop my own style. I need to keep exercising my eye for composition.
That is my resolution for 2011. To work to be a better Lomographer. Work to be a better photographer. Celebrate life and where I happen to be by means of Lomography as my art form!
Lomo on in 2011!
written by rav_bunneh on 2011-01-15