“I like your nature shots a lot it’s a new side to you, but it nice to see some people again.” – Kathy
I’ve been thinking about this as well for a while. Ultimately I think it comes down to my photography changes as my life changes.
In Chicago I did do work like this, just not much, and for a simple reason, it wasn’t an available option. Today I can drive 15 minutes and be in Red Rock Canyon. I can drive 30 minutes and be on Mt. Charleston. In Chicago this wasn’t possible, and I’m enjoying having the option available for the first time in my life and taking advantage of it.
I am, trust me, working to go back to more people photography also. I miss it. A lot. It’s just going to take a some time. In Chicago I had a pretty broad and varied network of friends and contacts. I knew what was happening, when and where, and if I didn’t already know I knew how to find out. I had build that knowledge base, acquired those resources, and met those people over 20 years.
I’ve been in my new home for 6 months. I want to have those options available to me again, and I will, I just don’t yet. I’m working on finding all the whacky and fun in Vegas, but I’m looking for more off-the-strip stuff. That’s just more interesting to me at this point. I will it more and more, but it’s an area that I’m definitely working on growing.
And my photography is, in the end, from wherever I am. These days, I’m outside, usually taking hikes. I’m rather enjoying it, as it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to. But as my activities change, so will the imagery.