Freeing my intuition…

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Comments (10)

    • Matt Parry
      October 23, 2018 at 20:00
      I see nd hear ideas about limitations now and again in artistic ventures. Definitly get that idea. I get overwhelmed with too much choice on top of that. The idea reminds me of an aphorism by Nietzsche: Bound heart, free spirit. - When one binds one's heart firmly and keeps it imprisoned, one can provide one's spirit many freedoms: I have said that already once. But people do not believe me, provided that they do not already know it. . . . Love the idea and look forward as always to what you create!
      • Isabel
        October 23, 2018 at 20:39
        I have always struggled when I had too much choice - starts with going into the supermarket, via photography gear to... :-D For most areas of my life - actually photography gear was the last one - I have already gone minimal very successfully so in a way I should have expected that this would have to happen. Better late than never and maybe we have to experience this transition to be sure about our decisions... Just thinking :-) I am a big fan of Nietzsche and I can definitely see how one could intrepret his words in a similar way. Mmmmhhh...maybe I can turn some of my favourite Nietzsche quotes into images... :-) I am very glad that you are joining me on my journey, Matt :-)
    • John
      October 23, 2018 at 20:55
      I can't wait to see how you will express with your new works :-) ... I am excited :-) ! John :-)
      • Isabel
        October 23, 2018 at 21:00
        Oh...expectations ;-) It will not be completely new but in a way going back to my favourite projects and exploring those ideas more deeply :-)
    • John
      October 23, 2018 at 22:44
      I am very much looking forward to it :-) No expectations ;-)
    • joe monteiro
      October 24, 2018 at 03:11
      WHAT!!! so i'm being a PITA again but " minimal gear and just the right tools for maximum intuitive creativity" are at odds choose one or the other. And if you have digital (camera) throw that crutch away it puts you at the mercy of the designer unless you have huge funding for something big time. i wouldn't even rule out a point and shoot but that's pretty minimal. For me 35 mm is ok, mf gives a quality image because of it's size and lf forces you to see and think. Continuing to look forward to more good works j
      • Isabel
        October 24, 2018 at 08:01
        :-) I will focus mainly on my 4x5 and actually my phone - was surprised about that decision myself ;-) but those are just the best tools for what I want to do. The bag is literally packed so let's see... :-) All the best!
    • joe
      October 25, 2018 at 05:11
      i feel better now. j
    • November 13, 2018 at 14:21
      I agree on limiting your gear choices to let yourself concentrate on working, not dithering about deciding what to shoot next. I am consistently taking less and less gear with me when I do go out on a shoot - that is a conscious decision I have made. One camera, one lens. Be that 35mm or 120. I don't have a 'proper' LF camera, but I have made several LF pinhole cameras, and that's the only time I will take multiples out with me - when shooting with 'One Shot' kit. And to voice a heresy - I will often take my IR converted DSLR and one lens when I am on a day out or holiday and nothing else. Phone excepted.
      • Isabel
        November 13, 2018 at 14:37
        Sounds perfect to me and I really like how this (esp. the handmade pinholes) make your work unique. I have downsized to only one lens for each of my 3 film cameras (120, 4x5 amd 8x10) as I never really enjoyed changing lenses anyway. I like this limitation a lot also because I can walk around and compose much more easily. Apart from that I am keeping only my phone and maybe one small digital camera. I feel liberated and my focus has really shifted from taking the image to exploring various ways to print and create things like books or photobxes :-). I also am in no way a purist so really like to mix analog and digital all the way - whichever works best :-D

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