REMEMBER ME? NEITHER DO I

People have been asking about the new post since, evidently, there’s been a total lack of one. Ever since I enrolled with the full time job, I literally don’t have time. Not to mention the lack of photos (apart from the iPhone ones). I am 100% grateful I got this job but it is in the place I live in and I don’t get to go anywhere. Where I live, I completely ran out of ideas and things to shoot. And, that is where I am now. I can’t remember the last time I actually picked up my camera for anything other than 365 Project purposes.  Being out of any idea, I have moments of serious reconsideration on why to continue with photography. I know that’s life right now but, it makes me so incredibly sad. I have a serious passion for it but that is just not enough. I’m sick of shooting coffee cups and cats even though I both love dearly. I’m literally stuck in this place and only update my Instagram. With cats and coffee cups, of course.

If you, like myself, can’t live without photography, you know how it feels when you don’t get to shoot for some time. I constantly ask myself what is the purpose of all this if I’m not happy. Photo possibilities are a rare gem for me, these days. I know, go somewhere, you might say. I can’t. I mean, I can. But, what after that? It’s a quick fix, one blog post material and that is it. Back to my old life.  I am seriously not in a good mood. I try to write the most comforting posts here but, today, I just need one in return.  God bless.

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    Nikolina

    January 26, 2015

    Don’t give up! I love all your photos, especially coffee cups and cats ;) And spring is coming :))

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      Ines

      January 27, 2015

      I’m tired :) I don’t like such photos anymore. At least, of the same cup and cat.
      But, thanks.

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    Anna

    January 27, 2015

    Ines I so feel your pain! I’m a student who lives 2 seconds from my lecture halls so I feel crazy stuck in a tiny, over-photographed, uninspiring bubble. Tonight I realised I hadn’t taken my 365 photo and quickly snapped my fingernails, but it is amazing how bummed I felt with myself. While you have your full time job, my last year of uni is majorly sapping my photo taking time and it is so depressing… Hopefully we get through this!

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    Katherine

    January 28, 2015

    I love your work but have never commented. I have to say, this exact thing is why I don’t like 365 projects. Yes, it forces you to shoot, but every time I’ve tried it, I’ve gotten discouraged.

    I haven’t picked up my camera much in a few months, due to the cold weather and just generally preferring to curl up and read when it’s cold, rather than go shoot. I get this way in the winter. I used to get down about it, but that’s life and that’s okay. Just because we love something doesn’t mean we should do it every day and make it a chore.

    “If you love something, set it free” can apply not just to relationships, but anything in life that we love. I put my camera down sometimes for a few months, but the passion always comes back. Always.

    I hope you feel better!

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    Monica Galvan

    February 7, 2015

    I can understand this feeling, I had it for quite awhile say a year or two ago. I think it helps to always explore something new. For example, I got a new camera so that greatly inspired me to use it more and grow in photography. The same happened when I purchased my first prime lens. I recently purchased a lensbaby for Canon and that’s something I’d love to continue to explore more too. So maybe find a new lens, some other gear you’ve always wanted, get it, and create something new with it. Or even just take your existing gears and start with your mind first. Sit down and brainstorm, write, make lists,… find out what’s inside you, a story that only you could tell but in photographs. I guess because my background is in design, I never tire of coming up with ideas. It is however exhausting as I feel I’ll never have enough time to shoot all I want but that also inspires me to keep shooting.

    Some ideas off the top of my head:
    — Shoot your hometown (or wherever it is you live now), what’s special about it?
    — Shoot things you love but get deeper with it, why do you love it?
    — Photograph yourself in different moods, catch yourself in everyday moments.
    — Explore a new genre, something you don’t usually shoot but just try because you never know.
    — Thing about more than just taking photos, do something with them (print them, create a book, a poster, make something tangible so they live on).

    I’m sure I could come up with so much more but it would definitely help to know some of your thoughts first :)

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    Olesia

    March 10, 2015

    Dear Ines, please do not be so sad! First of all, you’re not lonely)) Everybody of us has a kind of crysis, especially at the end of winter (I know what I’m talking about, I live in Russia)))) But fortunately it goes away. Shoot cats and coffee cups! We love it soooooo much! Spring will come with new ideas and inspiration. Don’t give up!

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