My last update included working on my darkroom. It is not finished and probably won’t be for a while, but it is useable. For the first time in about two years I got back into it and printed a negative from my time in France in 2003. It’s a joy to have a darkroom which is designed for just that purpose.
What’s changed since I was in the darkroom last? Obviously I revamped the darkroom. I went through a series of relationship seminars that changed my perspective on about pretty much everything. Have a look at Love Works — it changed my life. Before that year was over, I found myself in a very serious relationship I expect I’ll be in for the rest of my life. It’s not a surprise that I have moved to a new residence. I have allowed the ManKind Project to enter my life and now regularly have the opportunity to better the man I see in the mirror. Oh, and I purchased a digital camera as well as an Epson 3800 printer.
Why is all that data important to me “as a photographer”? I now have the opportunity to photograph what I’m most interested in which is people with freer more compassionate emotions. Nevertheless, my emphasis on form will never change but dating a belly dance instructor and working on that guy who stares back at me in the mirror has opened up a whole new world for me.
The stretch: my significant other and I go for walks and the camera is allowed on most of them. I intend to print a small image from each of those walks, good or bad and to post them when I get that page setup.