An ordinary exercise.

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon. A chilly Sunday afternoon. I thought of taking a photo walk, but to be honest, I’m really a wimp when it comes to the cold. But I am trying to make more of an effort to photograph life outside my own home. The older my kids get, the less they’re willing to let me photograph them. The years I’ve spent documenting their lives in a candid way feel like they’ve come to a screeching halt. Teenagers, right?

It’s a new season of life and I’m still trying to figure out what it looks like photographically. It will likely be a long process to determine this new creative direction. I brainstorm ideas, keep visual notes, etc. – all in the hope that it will eventually come together in some sort of cohesive fashion. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. Maybe a lack of cohesion will be more descriptive, when all is said and done. 

Sitting here in my office, I grabbed a camera and challenged myself to make a few photos of what was right in front of me, without getting up, without moving the item. Just to practice working within the confines of the light and composition presented to me. It was a good exercise. 

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