I met up with a photographer friend last week in the Lake district in north England. I always enjoy meeting up with Peter because we have a lot of discussions about the art aspect of photography and most importantly, the aspirations that we all have as artists.
One of the subjects that came up while I was talking to Peter was about finding our own paths. I think each and every one of us is on a path. In creative terms I'm talking about how we progress as photographers, grow, move forward.
It's only when I look back at where I've come from, that I can see the path that I'm on.
If I were to dissect my photography and it's style, I'd say that in the past couple of years, it's been moving toward a more simpler form of composition.
The key to moving forward with your own style, i believe, is to remain inspired.
I find that the lucky chance encounter, the pleasing mistake in my work, often gives me a clue to where I should be going in the future.
So have you found your flow? Your creative highway?