Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Block

Copyright Monica L. Shulman
Night time in London.

Lately I'm feeling a bit blocked creatively. My camera has always been an extension of myself. Like another limb that was part of my body, an extra eye to look at the world through, my camera was my constant companion. These days when I take my camera out with me, it stays strapped across my chest or in my bag and I hardly raise it to shoot. I've been feeling this way for most of the summer (with a few exceptions including when I skipped off to London last month) and for the most part I'm feeling a bit blah about taking pictures (Instagram doesn't count). And I love to take pictures. It's not just what I do, it's who I am. Taking pictures, capturing people, places and emotions no matter how familiar or unknown is what moves me and motivates me.  I know (hope) it's just a phase and all artists go through it but I'm working really hard to get to the other side.  When you're in the middle of the block it's hard to imagine ever snapping out of it and having the burst of creative energy you need.  I'm really starting to look forward to fall and the excitement and promise of a new season.

Does this ever happen to youWhat do you do to get out of a creative slump or any slump at all?

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