I’ve sat down a number of times the last couple of weeks to write something about my last three months. But every time I have erased the post before publishing it. I don’t know why really. The whole experience has had a profound impact on me and now that spring is here in Australia and the wedding season is taking off again, I bring that with me.
I just can’t put my finger on what exactly happened and what it is that I’m taking with me.
It was more than a trip, more than a chain of cities and places, more than the people I met. It has lifted me and I’m still trying to find a way to articulate what it was all about. As I publish some of the work from these three months, I’m sure things will become clearer, even for me. Sometimes I actually have to sit down and gather my thoughts and I find that writing about it always helps me. Writing has always given me a strange focus, words pour out on the paper and when I’m done, I’m almost always surprised. Both writing and photography work the same way for me, it’s a very subconscious craft. I don’t think much (read: at all) when I write or take photos. I just…write or…shoot. More often than not I’m surprised with the outcome. The results are always more focused and succinct than I am.
I said I’d write more, so I am. Damnit, I am.
I’ve started working on some personal projects, I’m shooting more editorial work and I’m sitting down to evaluate the three workshops/seminars I did this summer in Europe and the US.
There’s stuff happening.
Plans are being drawn up in the basement of my brain.
I’ll tell you more about it soon.
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Bless you! :)
Well said- I always think the best and most creative photography and writing comes from a subconsious, instinctive place- some call it the superconscious mind… thanks for sharing your thoughts :)
Jonas, still loving & in awe of all that you do! Though you really shouldn’t be too hard on yourself when it comes to ‘writing more’ or ‘blogging more’ etc – there’s only so much you can do with what little time is left after spreading it over work/family/people/spirituality. Write for you, not us :-)
“. I don’t think much when I write or take photos. I just…write or…shoot. More often than not I’m surprised with the outcome. The results are always more focused and succinct than I am.” So true. And succinct.
Soon please. Missed you!
Mer Jonas åt folket!!! :D
I simply like you.
That’s not good man, we want to know now…
you make me excited about life. thanks for doing that.
Looking forward to more.
You’re one of the reasons why I enjoy photography so much (and the direction I have found myself heading towards). You’re such an avid writer and the sharing of your thoughts has gifted me with much learning.
take me with you.