It’s been some time since my last post and I think It’s time to get back to the basics. I’m having a hard time recently thinking and doing creative things. The year started good with shooting Reflection in January but since then I’m having trouble doing something new. I was so happy with how Reflection turned out that I feel like I have to raise the bar again and create something better instead of focusing on just doing anything at all.
So for the past 2 months, I’ve been joggling around dozens of ideas in my head for my next Soap Lab Experiment and every time I feel like I found the next story or idea for a story I start to lose focus and don’t go further with it. I see the problems with the story and try to solve it and create new problems and the endless loop is born. Instead of doing the work I dance around it and try to perfect the story first, which I know will never really happen.
Then there’s the idea that better gear solves problems. If I just buy this lens or that light, this slider or that C-Stand I will be able to do…. do what exactly?!? I’m not even able to do stuff now, why should I be able to make something with even more cool gear? It’s a vicious circle that needs to be broken, now!
Today I even thought about buying a new WordPress theme and really upgrading this place and displaying all my work in a cool way. But I think I have to do something first, so here’s the idea:
Start to post on a regular basis again, put those thoughts down, write stuff, and find ways to come up with new content, be that new photographs, story ideas, drawings, logo designs or whatever. The idea is to get those creative juices flowing again (it helped the last time) and dig myself through that creative difficult time.
If I keep doing that and after a while, I still feel like I need a new theme I might reconsider buying a new theme for this place.
So, let’s reboot this fucker and see where it all leads…