Theo playing in the backyard as we do a little lawn maintenance. He really loves his “diggers and dumpers.”
When you play with expired film, sometimes you get a mash of spotty color and weak contrast. This roll turned out fine, and I’m grateful. There are some other shots of Theo, but this is the one I really took as a favorite. There aren’t any particularly amazing messages coming from this, but it is still a nice “day in the life” work.
I’m spending more of my time working on series for show, getting gallery work together and really striving for a more “fine art” presentation. It’s a bit exhausting, and it doesn’t always give me the space to just shoot. I’ve gotten more hesitant about sharing work on social media, as if the responses won’t be honest enough. I want to just work with sharingprints these days, but even that has become a block and I’m not printing as much as I was earlier this year. I feel that if I bring this work out into the world, I need a worthy place to present and discuss. And that’s still being searched for.…maybe indefinitely.
All that said, I like this photo as it takes me away from all that navel gazing and is just a nice time hanging out with Theo.