I think this picture kind of sums up 2016. I haven’t spent much time reflecting back, only looking forward. Defining how I will shape 2017 and what I hope to achieve from it. My personal New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 I’m making public here to have a place I can come back to and remind myself of the goals. And you know, if you say it out loud you’re more likely to accomplish it.
Above self-portrait inspired by Milio BURQUIN’s painting, La buveuse d’absinthe taken in my home in France in Rouje shirt with a traditional French Pastis in hand.
- Put stronger ideas, meaning and emotion into my photographs.
- Take fewer photographs to make more impactful ones.
- Study the light of Provence. Break it down into a scientific equation.
- Add the passage of time into my photographs through movements like in a symphony.
- Shoot more 4×5 film
- Make photographs more like paintings.
- Get a dog. IT’S TIME.
- Build a darkroom.
- Move to California.
- Work on empathy.
- Define the purpose of my photographs.
- Define myself and style as a photographer and apply it to everything, not just my personal work.
- Make commitments.
- Set new professional goals.
- Create one photography tutorial a week on social media to share my knowledge and continue to build a community over our shared passion.
- Create one film noir short on social media based around a 24 hour story once a week.
- Shoot more ballerinas.
- Shoot more flowers.
- Stop wasting. Wasting food, wasting money, wasting products.
- Live with less.
- Shoot more for others.
- Make a home.
- Save money for real vacations, not work vacations.
- Finish the new photography portfolio site.
- Finish the Cinemagraphs site.
- Create Cinemagraphs for art, not commerce.
- Do something good for my body’s health everyday through physical activity.
Stop drinking all together.Drink less 😉
- Find a way to create more romanticism in my work.
- Build the world I want to live in, not the one others want for me.
- Learn to be more comfortable sharing my life.
“If to live is to express the emotions of life, then to create art is to express the life of emotions.” -Edward Weston, Group f.64