Now that 2016 is in full gear, I’ve begun to think how to rebrand/rebuild what I’ve been doing professionally for over 30 years. As Joel Grimes put it, if you’re not producing self generated work at least once a week, you run the risk of falling into obscurity. So I’m pushing myself into areas photographically that I have not felt very comfortable with.
But I realize it’s necessary to grow even at this stage of my career in a profession I have loved in 1977 when I received my first camera.
I initially started LaneCounty360 as a sideline project but it has languished off and on since it’s launch back in 2011. I recently realized that the site is more than just a project for me. It provides a purpose for creating unique images of people, places and things that are a part of the community. So I feel it’s time to relaunch and I will do my best in posting to this online visual journal about all things Lane County, Oregon on a regular basis.
Her’s the original announcement from four years ago:
I respect and admire the work of Benjamin Chesterson, Co-Founder of duckrabbit and he’s someone I turn to for virtual mentorship on occasion.
I posted previously about my revisiting the use of audio slideshows and came across this five year old posting from the duckrabbit blog entitled “In Praise Of The Audio Slideshow” and I reached out to Benjamin via twitter about whether the medium is just as valid today as it was five years ago. He said in a nutshell of course it was – if done properly to reflect the story/subject matter.Continue reading
“In a world where one billion photos are taken each day, we suffer from photographic overload, a collective visual fatigue even among a vibrant array of venues and greater opportunities for sharing photos. The big challenge is to show people something they haven’t seen before, a new approach to an old issue or idea that won’t go away…”