Reflecting on my images

Jane, reflective

Jane, reflective

The main resource for viewing my images is presently my own website, but over recent weeks I have been adding more and more images to my RedBubble page (incidentally, this is also one of the reasons why I have not been writing here, though there are things to write about).  RedBubble is used for exhibiting and selling all kinds of visual art (and to a certain extent also literary works) – a kind of upmarket version of other photography sites.  In adding my images to this site, I’ve found myself editing some of them again, cleaning up and sorting minor problems, whether they are landscapes or portraits.  I’ve also rethought some pictures that I haven’t shown before, such as this beautiful colour version of a portrait of Jane I’d previously only shown in black and white – I now prefer this version.  It’s an interesting process: engaging with photographs that were taken a while ago, and thinking again about how they can be improved/best shown.  With both landscapes and portraits I find myself re-engaging with the emotions at the time they were taken – the mood of the time, the intimacy of the relationship with the model and so on (by the way, I’m now drafting a longer reflective piece on this theme which I intend to finish sometime next month).

For a while now I’ve been meaning to re-organise my website, and thinking about this reflective process is one of the factors that spurs that desire on: I think I want to show fewer images, and I want to update the ones that I have recently re-edited.  I just need to find the time to do this… a long journey somewhere with no distractions would be ideal, but I expect it’ll be mid-January before I get that (I’m going to the Middle East for three weeks in January/February).

In the meantime, please take a look at some of the art I’ve added to RedBubble – until the images on my website are updated, you’ll find the definite version of these particular photographs at RedBubble and not on my site.  Oh, and if you want to buy anything from my RedBubble page, feel free!!