I was in college at the time, working on my first degree -- which happened to be in photography.
Back then, 24/7, worked, thought, lived and breathed pictures.
Then, life happened, but every once in a while, I'd bump into the bone-deep feeling of satisfaction that only photography elicited.
This year, mostly as a joke and a procrastination tool (I should be writing) I started the 365 Day Project -- one picture every day for a year.
And what have I learned after 60 days?
- I do not have the same intrinsic relationship with my digital camera that I had with my film camera. I can't yet create with digital, in that pure mind - picture only state I had with film. Because, say what you might, digital is different, and it often drags me into technical left brain focus to figure out what the hell is going on. I often feel like pounding my head or the camera on a large rock until the notion of photography dissipates.
- Having a camera with me all the time, reminds me how easily I am distracted and amused by cameras. (Even if they are annoyingly digital.)
- Photography is fun.