Writing my upcoming books has had me pawing over many famous photographers’ works – both of my favourite photographer’s and those doing similar styles to my own.
But this has stressed me out. I started to think that my work had to look like that of these famous photographers and how my own work should be laid out in the book’s design. I sat there with InDesign open for way too long before deciding that I needed to strip away the surroundings that support my regular style and see how I can apply it to new environments.
So I took advantage of a client shoot being on the Sunshine Coast and went to Maleny afterwards. The weather wasn’t perfect, but I got the change of environment I sorely needed. Those who know my style know I like deep shadows that overpower most of the photo. I had to time the light just right in these outdoor shots as opposed to the common window light, which can be pretty forgiving!
Now, back to writing my book with a fresh mindset – not a subconscious emulation of my favourite famous photographers’ blueprints.