Working with what I’ve got
In the process of expanding my portfolio, I am dragging out all my old projects that I’ve never made time for. It’s always a good way to exercise my creativity. Part of that process is breaking habits and letting things happen. In this photo is a rocking chair that I’ve had all my life. At this stage, it wasn’t even worth sitting in. The arms and back was coming undone and I couldn’t fix it anymore. We tried getting rid of it but because I come from a long line of collectors, It’s often hard to part with things. Part of that process of discarding is giving old items a new life. For this chair, I took a hatchet to the seat until it broke in two. This photo is the before and after of that process. I don’t get to be very physical in my daily life so it was great to exert myself with a hatchet. There is another chair that has been outside all winter that is coming in next. I had a busy holiday weekend shooting so I didn’t get to it yet. I know I collect too much and often surround myself with items that I could live without. I’m taking ownership of that and putting it in front of the camera.