Friday, March 25, 2011

complete exploration.

I've been feeling the creative pull a lot more lately. I want to chalk it up to the "spring time" but, lets face it, Logan doesn't have "spring time". So, instead I'm going to give myself a little bit of credit and say that it has something to do with the fact that I'm finally excited about my future (more on that later... much later).
Today, I've been satisfying my creativity by going through old pictures that I've forgotten about on my external hard drive. They date back to 2007,  when I got my first digital camera.  After going through the beginning stages of my fascination with photography I've come to realize two things. First, you guys are liars. In high school I used to have so many people tell me they liked my photography, and while I did have that first love type excitement towards photography at that time, my pictures were still trash. For instance may I present:
Exhibit A: please, take special note of the blatant disregard for over-saturating color and that obnoxious flash. Also the fact that it's a picture of myself adds a nice touch, I think. 
Exhibit B: it's grainy as anything and blurry to boot. And yet, I distinctly remember a handful of people saying they loved this picture. Dear friends, how you've mislead me.

These pictures have helped me realize something, I have lost a bit of that fearless creativity I used to have. All those old shots I've taken something in common, well besides horrendously high ISO's, they were all taken in complete exploration. No inhibitions. No preconceived notions of what standard they had to live up to. I was just taking pictures because I loved it. And that, my friends, is what I've decided to work towards again. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's 2:30 AM and I do believe it's close enough to my bedtime. 

p.s. I did find a few winners, i'll post those here for you to enjoy/laugh at. 


There's about two years difference between the pictures above and the pictures below. And this is about where I got photoshop and learned how to use my camera properly. I'd like to think the knowledge shows through. 



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Starting Again: A true underdog story.

So. About two days ago I had this very strange desire to start keeping a blog again (I'm pretty sure that desire came from finding this gem of a site bumbumbumbum. She posts the most inspirational photos and designs). I've had this blog since '08 and I've barely managed to write 16 posts. So, in light of my new dedication, I've spent the past few hours revamping this good ol' blog. I'm still unsure as to what it should be called, so I just went with the usual-thecolormaria. This may change soonish, we shall see. Either way I'm excited to start putting words to my thoughts, ideas, and inspirations through a medium that I'm able to share with anyone who is willing to listen, er I mean read.
Wow, if that wasn't a killer kick off, I don't know what would be. Wah Wah Wah.