I’m not sure exactly when I started referring to my photographs as “work” perhaps it’s the pretentious nerd in me.
When I started EMULSIVE, it was from a conscious desire to share stuff that I’d learned over the past few years. A big part of that, I decided, would be to share at least one picture each and every day. For me, that’s a rather hard thing to do. Not because of the volume of images I’ve managed to capture but because I don’t like sharing what I consider to be “bad” photographs.
…and trust me, I have a lot. In fact, here’s a good example:
I have no idea what I’m thinking. Sometimes, I’ll find myself going “into the zone” when out and about. If I was in the zone here, I never want to go back.
For those amongst you who have clicked through my daily photos here on EMULSIVE, or received an image from me as thanks for the follow on Twitter, or other social networks, you’ll know that they (mostly) take you to a slightly different website; my archive.
Nearly every single frame I’ve shot is on there and they’re all publicly accessible in one way or another. There’s still quite a lot left to upload and properly archive but it’s a rather large collection of (in my opinion) mostly mediocre shots.
What I’m saying in a rather long winded way is that whilst I prefer (like most shooters), to show my best and only my best, I made the rather uncomfortable decision to show you nearly everything aside from the absolute worst images I’ve taken.
It’s been rather liberating and regardless of how good, or bad you may feel these “seconds” images are, for me it has been an experience of absolute release.
And with that, I’d like to invite you all to join me over at the murkier side of the photographic world.
Let’s fill the world with the awfully exposed, frames and captured stuff we hoped others would never see.
I dare you, show me your worst.