I am so excited to join an amazing group of Minnesotan photographers for the first time this month as part of a blog circle called “My Minnesota.”
May was a very challenging month for me with my photography, but in the best possible ways! I participated in an intense, but amazing photography workshop, and also stepped out of my comfort zone when I photographed a new kind of subject.
You don’t have to look at my body of work long to see that I primarily photograph people. But, I recently took on a project photographing the sights of Plymouth, MN for the popular Plymouth lunch spot Dufner’s Deli, which is finishing up a remodel. This was quite different for me, as there were no children to observe or entertain, no rapid-fire clicking to capture (quickly) moving subjects, no outfits to coordinate, no moving of furniture to find the best window light and no scheduled session time. It was just me, my camera, and my vision. And. I. Loved. It. Don’t get me wrong, I am truly passionate about capturing the heart, soul and memories of children and families, but this was therapeutic in a way that I didn’t expect! So, even though there are no baby toes, piggy-tails, or chubby cheeks in these images, I found I still gravitated towards creating simple images, and used many of the same photographic elements in my images of “things” as I do when I capture people. This month has brought artistic growth as well as understanding.
Continue the circle by visiting Tim & Madie”s blog to see what MN in May looks like for them!
And, here is what My Minnesota looked like in May….
Thanks so much for stopping by. You can continue the circle by visiting Tim & Madie’s blog!!