Re-engaged With Digital
For the last few months I've been completely avoiding digital photography. I considered it the lesser option when capturing my style, and still do to a degree. But, to avoid digital as a tool to create is ignorant on my part. I ran into this predicament because I started adopting the style I shoot for the brand I work for into my own work. It didn't happen over night but rather slowly until I couldn't tell a difference between day job photo style and personal photo style. This was a HUGE red flag to me and pushed me deep into film photography. For that I am forever grateful. I didn't realize just how much I missed shooting film. After processing my own black and white for the first time, I looked down and what I did and said out loud "this is who I am". It was a magical moment.
With that said... after getting back from Seattle and taking John Keatley's workshop "Keately Survival Guide", I started to think about what I'm leaving on the table with digital. I'm going back to the creative drawing board and challenging myself to create a feel that is very much me but done through a digital medium. These photos are my first take back at that and I'm feeling the challenge which translates to the balance of creative struggle and satisfaction I crave with photography.
I hope you enjoy. This is Samantha Hood shot on her family's farm in Pikeville, Alabama.