Keep Doing You

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it a million times again. Own what you do. Have confidence in your passions. Just because someone else doesn’t understand it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pursue it or that you should hide it.

I recently read this article. A man rediscovered his childhood love of miniature soldiers during quarantine. With his job back on, and Zoom meetings in full force, rather than let his coworkers see his miniature war build behind him on Zoom, he stored away his passion. But then, he wrote about the experience. Some part of him is proud of it, but he wanted to distance himself a bit. Maybe his coworkers don’t look up his name or read his articles, it’s hard to say.

Figure kneels at dollhouse in all grey environment, toy photograph by Tourmaline .
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There’s been multiple articles about people discovering miniature photography in quarantine, and they’re being praised – here for example, and rightfully so, but shouldn’t that open the door for more people to, at minimum, pursue a similar passion?Continue reading “Keep Doing You”

I’m a Professional Cat Photographer Now

Well okay, not exactly. Someone who takes way too many pictures of their cat, yes. But what’s too many really (tell me how many pet photos you have on your phone and then I might just admit how many I have on mine)?

However, a picture I took of my cat laying under a blanket, watching bird videos on my phone (my phone that’s decked out with a pop wallet and pop socket both with pictures of said cat on them) made it into an online exhibit called ‘2020 Self-Quarantining’ back in April. And while I’m completely astounded, I also fully recognize that a cozy cat watching youtube is very good quarantining imagery.Continue reading “I’m a Professional Cat Photographer Now”

The Photos I’ve Made (so far) In These Weird Times.

  • Disclaimer: Your worth is not based on how productive you are now or ever. I’ve watched more netflix than anything else outside of work and if you’ve done the same that’s okay. I’m glad I’m starting to settle into my routine and make things again and this post is only to talk about that process.

So I got a big commission I worked on October through November, started a new job in February, got married 1 week after starting the new job, then a few days later everything closed.

I’m still going into work everyday but on a weird schedule. It’s also busy season so I’ve been working most Saturdays and if I’ve learned nothing else in this time, I really rely on routine. It’s been like a month and a half or something right? Ad I’m definitely not used to my new schedule yet.

I have a few photos planned that I was pretty excited about, and I have a lot of videos planned and some even filmed but unedited. I haven’t had the drive to do basically anything in that realm and I don’t want the images to he tainted by meanings of quarantine, as I can see one of them becoming attached to. But maybe that’s just an excuse.

I was hoping things would settle and I would get back to making after the wedding but settling hasn’t quite happened yet.Continue reading “The Photos I’ve Made (so far) In These Weird Times.”