I believe God gave me a talent to take photos and tell stories. However, I believe I can only become better with practice. There are days when I really don’t want to pick up my camera. But when you are given a gift, you use it or else it goes to waste.
It was a brisk April day when I ventured to Chichester. The main goal was to just shoot - get me up and out and experimenting. No expectations. Just deliberate practice. I tried to find alleyways and shop windows I had never seen before… while definitely subconsciously channeling a bit of Wes Anderson*.
As predicted, forcing myself to shoot was completely worth it. I don’t think I’ll be framing or exhibiting any of these photos, however they represent an attempt to practice and learn. And that is priceless.
*If anyone was wondering what I was referring to when I said ‘Wes Anderson’. This is a good short video to sum it up. My favourite film is ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ but I know another popular choice is ‘Bottle Rocket’.