April 29, 2013


Hmm. I suppose this is some kind of a throwback (but not really at all ugh) to my first college project and the idea of latency. 

So much has happened to me during this college year, both incredibly good and terribly, terribly bad. I've changed so much as a person and a photographer, it's insane to think that this has all happened over such a short amount of time. 

 I've gone from stupid little "fashion" shoots to photography that actually means something to me and reflects who I am and my thoughts and my emotions. It may not have commercial potential and to be honest if I go down this route and try to pursue a career in this kind of "art" photography, I'm probably going to end up homeless and broke but it doesn't matter because what I'm making right now and what I'm doing right now is making me happy and helping me to understand the world I'm in and the role I can play in it. 

The latent image was something which captivated me from day one, and it's something I think about every time I shoot (even digital) -- not so much the actual latent image I suppose but that possibility and the potential to create something great. I'm latent, I have potential, and I'm just at the beginning. First year is over, but there are three more years to go and a lot more learning and developing (heh) to do. 

I want to write more about this, but I can't, I don't have the words. I suppose that's why I'm a photographer. Ugh words.

la·tent/ˈlātnt/

Adjective:
  1. (of a quality or state) Existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden; concealed.
  2. (of a bud, resting stage, etc.) Lying dormant or hidden until circumstances are suitable for development or manifestation.




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