I've been consuming a lot of photography as of late, as you can see here. I love looking at other's works.
As for my daily life, it's been a really busy time at work, as it's the biggest wedding boom in a very long time. Last weekend, we had eight weddings we were doing paper products for. It was a lot. I'm very tired. I'm looking forward to the holiday season and hopefully I will get the energy to work on my own creative projects.
But for now, here are the creative projects I've been eyeing.
In an online group exhibition titled "Toy Stories" published in September 2021, there are photos produced with toy cameras. The photographer who curated these photographs, Jennifer Shaw, said this about the exhibition: "Plastic cameras are such simple tools. But, oh the mystery, magic, sparkle and glow they can provide when luck and serendipity align with practice and purpose! The images selected for this exhibition move beyond mere technique, balancing form and content to allude to larger stories. Some are funny, some are dark, some are quiet, and some capture decisive moments as well as any rangefinder." Here are some of my favorites from this collection:
The 2021 Nature Conservancy Photo Contest winners are here, and here are some of my favorites:
Another round of wildlife photos, this time it is London's Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 edition. Here are my favorites:
I've never heard of the Epson International Pano Awards, but The Atlantic Magazine posted the winning photos of it and I found some favorites photos. Here they are:
Jon Foreman as per his website, is a "creator of various styles of land art," whether it be with "stones or leaves, inland or on beaches." He's inspired my mother and I in our backyard - we are aiming to create rock art in our garden. I think this also explains Jon's works as said on his website:
"He has even created works in derelict environments using materials such as broken glass or ashes and general debris. The scale of his work varies massively; he may use stones or driftwood to make something small and minimal. Otherwise he may be seen drawing massive scale sand drawings up to 50 metres across. His work is ephemeral in many differing ways; Most often the weather and immediate climate will make his work disappear (be blown down/washed away by the tide), and sometimes other people will interfere."
Here are some of my favorites of his pieces:
As for other content, I'm trying to read through my Atlantic magazines that I'm currently behind on, reading through the four books I'm currently reading (one of which is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - def recommend her books in the Grishaverse), and watching tv shows - Nancy Drew on the CW has been keeping me alive and excited during this crazy work boom.
When I am working a lot, I'm not as creative and that includes not picking up my camera as often, so here is a photo of Tucker from his and his parents last visit in October: