My personal photography comes and goes in waves. I honestly did more client work than personal photography this summer- sometimes, between schedule, or lack of inspiration, it just happens, and the next thing you know, it’s been weeks since you took photos of anything for yourself. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut trying taking pictures around home, especially whenever you’re working with fun people and getting new material all the time. And just as suddenly as it went away, I have no explanations why inspiration has returned. But it’s here, come in with the fall, and with new ambitions and plans for the seasons ahead.
It’s still too early to talk about anything in particular, but ideally, I’m looking for one or two nonprofit organizations to begin working with. It really means a lot to me to be active in the community. Not just part of it by being a business; but as a direct contributer, in whatever little way I can, to an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. (If you know of, or are part of, an organization in the Pittsburgh area that could use a dedicated photographer, let me know; I would love to consider it.) More on that as things develop, but it’s something that has been on my mind a lot recently. Hopefully in the upcoming year, you will be seeing a larger focus on nonprofit work and complete photo essays besides my regular work.
In the meantime, I’m taking lots of pictures of autumn leaves and mushrooms and all of the green things turning gold.