Spring 2014: Change of Direction
I created this photo around a year ago when I found myself getting serious about jumping back into the world of electronic music. It’s a world that I actively left behind around 15 years ago to focus on my (at the time) radio career and photography studio. The scene had become something I didn’t really care about and a lot of the music coming out back then left me shrugging my shoulders. I had lost my passion for something that I once pursued at the expense of most anything else. It was time to move on. However, I kept my vinyl (records), because in the back of my mind I thought that maybe someday I might want to hear some of my old favorites again.
Fast forward to around a year ago. I was noticing that my passion for music was on the rise again; I like a lot of what is being produced these days and I see a scene that has matured. Today’s electronic music is accessible by people of all ages and I was starting to consider getting back into the swing of things. I also realized that I was likely to discontinue offering my wedding photography service. As with anything creative one can only do the same thing for so long before that which originally made the activity creative and fun to do is lost. In other words; I just wasn’t “feelin’ it” anymore.
I gave it until the end of my short season last year before making the final decision. I took a look around and recognized that the local market is well-served by a variety of quality wedding photographers. Some who have been around much longer than me still going strong. Others whose names I had never heard before but nonetheless sport impressive online portfolios who are well on their way to carving out their niche. Then there was me; ready to step out of it all for a while.
I did have a time of reconsideration: At the start of 2014 I thought I might try to shop my “all film” photography service but I soon realized that the market isn’t looking for what I was offering and I wasn’t really worried about it. I had the confirmation I was looking for that helped me to recognize that my season as a professional photographer had come to a close. Some time away from the work that goes into running a photo studio is what I need and whether or not I re-open the service is something I will look at again down the road should I find that spark that will reignite my passion for photography. It’ll happen, I have no doubt. When it will happen, I have no idea.
So, what’s this electronic music thing about?
I will have much more on that when I kick off a new series of weekly mixes starting on Friday,
April 18 May 2nd. Check back here then for more information about show schedules, upcoming mixes, music currently in production and more!