Black Picket Fence on Flickr.
At school I hated exercises in composition like this. But lately I’ve found myself looking for lines and repetition and other shit like that a lot. I’ve gotten fascinated by the process of creating something from sort of nothing, which is, when basically it doesn’t involve people, really stepping out of my comfort zone. It means giving away a form of control that has been one of the main reasons I got into photography in the first place.
But on the other hand, it’s forcing me to direct myself around the scene — if that makes any sense at all. By giving up control of what has to happen in front of my lens, I’m forcing myself to take more control of my actions, the things I’m doing, the way I’m looking at whatever unravels.
It’s a positive thing, man.