Want to know the secret for getting that vintage look in-camera without Photoshop? Switch lenses often and let your mirror get drrrty.
This has been a great year in my career. I’ve been able to survive in New York solely on photography and have collaborated with a lot of people to give life to a vision. I’m totally grateful for all of this but have found myself lacking inspiration these last few weeks.
Yesterday, I went to Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, New York and brought my camera along for the ride. I hadn’t used my Lensbaby Composer Pro kit in a long time so I figured that I’d bring it and allow fun to seep into photography again (it’s easy to get burned out after a while). I purchased a tour at the winery. We went down into the cellars and the inspiration came at me with the damp, dank smell of this underground chamber. I reached into my camera bag, allowed certain feelings to come through and went nuts. I feel that this experience was all I needed to jumpstart inspiration so here I am, feeling as if I’ve returned from a long sleep.
July 21, 2013