In the time I took off, I did some heavy thinking about why things went the way they did, and where I want to actually go from here. I realized that putting all the effort into trying to make something I love into a business was taking away from what I loved. I felt forced to create and that took the love out of photography for me. Going forward, at least for the time being, I am planning on taking photos for the love of taking photos and not thinking of selling at all. This doesn't mean I'm not open to paid projects (I will happily do those too), but the focus of the photos is simply going to be for the art of it. And the joy.
I HAVE done some small(ish) projects here and there in my time off, and I'm going to be thrilled to start sharing some of those with you soon.
In the mean time, I'll be putting up some of my favorite photos I was able to recover here. I hope you enjoy them.