Typically, February is a tough month here due to the cold and snow. It’s this month when the cabin fever sets in and thoughts turn to spring. I had a feeling it would be particularly tough this year due to the pandemic. With this in mind, I knew I needed to keep myself busy. I devised a plan to use this time to stretch myself and learn new things.
I registered for an online class at The Los Angeles Center for Photography – Self-Publish & Design Your Own Photo Book with Elizabeth Avedon. I’m halfway through and learning so much. However, each class is three hours long so I will say that I have a whole new appreciation for all the teachers and students in Zoom classrooms! While class ends this coming weekend, my book is a long term project that will keep me busy for many months ahead.
As February is now coming to an end, my thoughts turn to last year when we were first in self quarantine. I remember how they hoped it would only take a few weeks to flatten that curve. How wrong they were. In thinking of all the boundaries imposed on us, I began to play with photographs, merging and layering. Kinda quirky and not my usual style but it was fun to change things up, to look at things a little differently.
So spring, you can arrive any time now.
And maybe we can start breaking through a few of those boundaries.