The more I look the more I see. An obvious thing to say but as a photographer, it can be hard to see – particularly when you don’t know what you’re looking for.
This work has varying purposes. Firstly, it is a university project which is an open brief that I am creating as I go along.
Secondly, it is work that can be used by The Green Party for promotion, their website, social media, etc.
Thirdly, the nature of the subject matter and the fact that the general election is just around the corner, means that I’m now wondering who and where might publish my work.
On reflection of the weekend, I definitely found myself being pulled in various directions to please and meet the needs of others, which I think clouded my vision as a student trying to do a mini-feature on canvassing in London (which was the unofficial brief I’d written for myself for the weekend).
However, I think what I’ve got out of the weekend is something different to what I’d set out for, and is certainly not worse than what I’d planned. It’s just less prescribed and less linear.
It’s long-form story telling. And it will require more shoots with an open mind and eyes wide open.
I have to say it’s surprisingly relieving to not know what you’re looking for.
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