Door Knob and Shadow from "Victorian Lady."
Going from the workaday world to that of part time full time Fine Art Photographer (well, that’s what I like to think I am when out on photo safari) is not one of those switch on and switch off things. It does take some time to make that transition between right and left brained tasks that occupy my profession and avocation. It does take some time to successfully make that happen. I assume because we are creatures of habit and build up momentum that is difficult to redirect.
So I think back to the post on the Edward Weston film. One of the narrator’s comments struck me as I prepare for this year’s safari. The narrator talked about an artist having “To open the gates around our heart so that we can feel freely, to clean up the clutter of our minds so we can think clearly.”
It takes a day or two to get to that place even if you start doing that exercise before you leave the workaday world.