As many of you know or can imagine, there is a big difference between the real world and the tests or reviews that you can find on the internet…What interests me is how a double-page photo in a magazine looks, if the focus in very complex light situations responds well and if it can physically endure the hustle and bustle.
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The only thing that is clear to me about inspiration, is that sometimes it just doesn’t come to me. I think that this is a relatively general truth for anyone who is creative person. Photography is of course one of those creative endevours in which one can suffer a terrible lack of inspiration.
“…Five years after its birth, The RAW Society organizes photographic workshops in Nepal, Morocco, Cuba, India…on a recurring basis. Moving away from technique and precision, Jorge and Christelle opted to experience each destination they went to in a ‘raw’ way and share that feeling with all the members of their community…”
I think it is common to have the feeling that our photography is undervalued, I also firmly believe that this is due to the large amount of photographic content that is on-line and its consequent valuation in number of likes or shares or things of that kind. Therefore, it is normal, especially if you are just starting out, to feel that your photography does not matter to anyone and it is probably true…to some extent.
Albert Camus, Nobel prize winner and son of Menorquin immigrants, developed in his many writings and plays, the idea of the Absurd: a concept defined as the disharmony between our pursuit of meaning in life in an essentially meaningless and indifferent universe.
As many of you know, Christelle and I travel regularly to Nepal thanks to the on-location workshops that we host, as well as for projects that we develop there like the one that was recently published in National Geographic.
Leica cameras are undoubtedly objects of desire.
Sure, you can tell yourself that it is silly to want one, that their technology is outdated and that they are not ‘all that’ or remind yourself that your pockets aren’t deep enough in order to dissuade yourself from that ostentatious whim – after all, a Leica, like any other camera, is nothing more than a black box with a hole to capture images…
It has been a crazy few weeks of workshops, hosting guest mentors, finishing off projects, preparing new ones etc. so it’s always nice to take a break, especially when it to be interviewed by the three wonderful and talented ladies from Observadores Urbanos.
“A Reunion of the Souls” is a project created by Jorge Delgado-Ureña & Christelle Enquist in collaboration with the Karma Lekshey Ling monastery. Published by National Geographic. Photos by Jorge Delgado-Ureña.
With a rising number of women throughout the world picking up their cameras and capturing their surroundings, this book explores the work of 100 women (including our very own co-founder, Christelle Enquist) and the experiences behind their greatest images.