On dreaming

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream in the dark recesses of the night awake in the day to find all was vanity. But the dreamers of day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, and make it possible.”

- T.E. Lawrence

Just take the damn photos.

Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of why you started photography in the first place.

A change of scenery can be a helpful reminder of why photography's fun. Sure, you'll come back to the grind, but new surroundings (whether it's the inside of a structure that you've never entered or driving to a cottage that's three hours outside of the city and kicking back on the dock of a lake) are a good way to take a step back from deadlines, calls for submissions and post work, if even for a little while.

Adobe CC // non-existent storylines

I recently picked up trials of Adobe Lightroom 5 and Photoshop Create Cloud, and after a few days, I feel that they're pretty solid! With regards to Photoshop CC, the visual changes make the interface look much more refined, and in terms of utility, the individual tools feel much more intuitive to use.

And both programs are both impressive in terms of workflow, but I think that goes without saying.

Anyhoo, I was fiddling around with editing styles in LR/CC, and I latched onto the idea of editing photos in such a way that they resemble film stills. Taking inspiration from this really neat and short-ish retrospective supercut of Wes Anderson's use of centre-composition, I threw together a few photos from a trip to Korea. It's interesting to see how photos tend to unintentionally create a narrative where one doesn't exist...or maybe that's just me. The photos aren't related at all (save for the fact that they were all taken around the same time), but when they're beside each other, I keep trying to string a story together in my head.