Monday, November 17, 2008
I had such a nice weekend with friends. On Saturday, I visited São Paulo's Pinacoteca. It's such a beautiful building with nice expositions (I saw wonderful black & white photos from Salvador in the 30's). It has a nice park to walk around and a café with a great coffee with cream.
On Sunday, I did a small photo tour in some areas downtown. First, we went to Mercado Municipal, that's big market with lots of different fruits and friendly people. We used the chance to practice taking portraits. After that, we went to Minhocão. That's actually an ugly bridge I see every day, as it's close to work. But on Sundays, it's closed for cars and it's crowded with people jogging, walking, biking and photographing as well.
Friday, November 7, 2008
For sometime (much longer than I wish it was), I feel I have a lack of inspiration concerning photography. I'm still excited about it, I'm enjoying the course I'm taking, I have lots of fun taking photos at hardcore shows, but I feel like I used to be more creative. In my daily life, I used to notice much more things that would result in a cool photo. I know there is still so much to photograph just around me, but I feel like I just don't see those things. I know there are some blank periods, but mine is lasting way too long.
The crazy life I've been living plus some ups and downs play a big role in this. But I can't let it take over. So, another note to myself, tomorrow, I've got to leave home with my camera and try to really see things, not just look at them.
P.S.: Today I got a photo zine via post and it made my day. I was so happy when I saw it in my mailbox and the smile just got bigger as I checked the photos. Thanks to Jason Vaughn.