Throughout the many beginnings that this life has to offer, some things stay the same. These are the foundation stones that keep me grounded and help me recognise myself when the world around me is changing: curiosity. A thirst for learning and experimentation. Appreciating beauty.
Similarly, the foundation of my photography practice is to learn. This craft of ours is so rich that I can never know everything about it, and for this I am grateful. Now that we open a new chapter with the Viewfinders, I will keep striving to improve, to find that elusive sweet spot at the intersection between inspiration and gear know-how. I look forward to sharing my learning, failures and all, with my fellow contributors and with our community.
Shooting the same subjects again and again with different cameras and formats is useful practice: is one “look” more suitable than another to a particular subject? I tend to come back to the same subjects without noticing; the trick is to be aware of it in order to learn from it, either while shooting or when you’re going through earlier photos. Below are shown a couple of my favourite springtime subjects – and what I have learned from them.