July 15, 2012 in PvdH's #todayimwearing
(Self) Portrait. Us bloggers may be well-known for self-portraits, commonly referred in the blogosphere as GPOYs (Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself). But let me tell you how during the past few months I have begun a more serious affair with photography.
Yeah yeah, so I may have bought my more ‘serious’ cameras last year (a Leica and a Nikon SLR), but it wasn’t until my move to Mexico that I have really begun to experiment with the more ‘serious stuff’. You know, the little things called aperture, exposure, ISO… Once upon a time I used to simply just ‘tune-out’ at the mere mention of such things (when dropped casually into a conversation by a photographer-friend).
The irony? That throughout my life I have spent countless hours in labour-intensive artistic work (drawing, painting, sewing…heck, even sculpting). But my perpetual excuse to avoid photography was that “I didn’t have the patience for it”.
So I suppose it is just one more thing which the blog (and the oh-so-visual world I entered as a result of it) has led me to. I have had the pleasure of discovering one more artistic branch I now love, and hopefully the photographs in The PvdH Journal will continue to improve as I learn more with time.
#OutfitPreview (the rest tomorrow).