It’s always the same story, I’ve got too much on my plate and the summer is making me take more down time than I should. I’ve got work to do, a lot of things to read and I want to arrange places to go to to shoot.
So to take some things off my list I’m gonna be finishing off my second photo zine. I made one a few months ago that sold really well and if this second one sells just as well or even half as well I’ll be really happy. Deal is: £5, like the other one (£8 if you buy a copy of each, BARGAIN!), 16 black and white photos taken all over the place, mostly in Gibraltar. And for this one all photos will be film.
But first let me admire the dreamy orange/yellow light in these photos from last winter. I am so excited for my favourite season.
The other day I had to sell myself, via email, to somebody I don’t know at all. And it felt weird, because it wasn’t all that formal but I wanted to get my point across efficiently and I wanted to sound professional.
It’s been a couple of days and I still haven’t received a reply but I’m really not that good at emails, I don’t send out many and all the emails that come in are either online shopping emails or spam. So I’m really not good with gauging how long things take; especially because eBay only takes a minute to reply to my emails.
I’m pretty sure I wrote about this a while back (which by the way I’ve been blogging is only like three or four posts ago), but I’m having trouble selling/promoting myself. I have a bunch of old photos I haven’t uploaded yet, and whereas in the past I used to just post a selection of my favourite photos on here and all of them on Flickr, I’m not using Flickr beyond just being a place to host my photos so I feel like I should share them all here. Which means I have to post more, or post more photos per post, which would go against the original idea of this blog: To post a few photos and explain them or give some background, or like I’ve been doing recently: Finding some photos I have to share and writing something related to them but not particularly taking a lot of time to explain them.
So that’s one of my issues. Then there’s trying to figure out what people want to see more of. Because I take a lot of photos on my phone that don’t really feel right to post onto my Instagram account, because I like to keep that fairly serious. But when I’ve spoken to people about having a separate Instagram account or blog just for other bits and pieces and photos that I don’t think would fit into my photography* they tell me I should do it. But then my Instagram account doesn’t even get that much activity.
I realised (and mentioned) a while ago that when people visit my blog, this page, they don’t usually read the text, unless they can read long texts in seconds, MAGIC! So since I saw that stat I’ve been thinking if maybe I should just be sharing photos en masse instead of the careful process I’ve been using.
I know it might seem a little to take in, a little confusing, but I really don’t know what to do about all of this. Even on this blog (and I don’t want to sound like an idiot) I just don’t see the point of writing if really it’s not creating any sort of connection with anybody. And anyway, in recent months I’ve been focusing a lot more on images than words, even spending more time looking at other peoples’ images and not reading that much.
Maybe it’s the summer heat. But anyway, I recently got a couple of rolls of film back and I want to share the photos, but first here’s another batch of older photos. And let me know what you think about me sharing more of what I do or if this formula works.
Anyway, here’s a selection of photos that have one thing in common, they all work with light.
*What I upload onto Instagram is still I would consider possibly being part of a portfolio sometime.
I’ve got a bunch of old photos to share and two rolls of film I sent off about a week ago, which should be back soon. So I’ll be sharing some more over the next few days. Here’s a selection of photos I took testing out my Olympus Trip 35, exploring some places around Gibraltar.
It’s hot, humid, sticky and the light’s not so good; but here are three photos where the light was excellent!
It’s been a while but before I get back to write properly in here, here’s a couple of links.
I recently put together a little photo book of photos I took in Southsea a couple of years ago. You can buy it here. And because it’s a little pricey I put together a little zine with a bunch of black and white photos that you can buy for a £5. All you need to do is email me, and you can find my details in the contact section of this page.
I also remembered I hadn’t put together a playlist for a while, so a few days ago I put together a little10 song, 40 minute summery playlist. I tried to make all the songs kinda match up but I’m not sure I did too well on that. But I hope you like it. And now that I’ve put together that one I’ve been thinking of putting together a longer, Latin America playlist to expand on my Brazilian playlist.
Now it’s melon time.