The word creativity means a lot of things. I like to think that being creative means more than just a wonderful image. I feel that part of my creative process involves coming up with solutions to problems. The above image is an example of this. I am part of a community on Google Plus called the B&W Project. Each month we are provided a theme and need to shoot a photo for that theme. For the month of March the theme is Minimalist. I developed a concept, and to add to the complexity I have decided to shoot all theme photos on film. As I laid out the shot I had to overcome some logistical problems. Light, background, not having a tripod to fit my pre-1950 Rolleiflex and more. I even had to be creative in order to capture the behind the scenes photos with my cell phone.
I can’t wait to share the final photo, but for that you will have to wait until the end of the month. I also need some time to develop and scan the roll I shot.
If you want to learn more about shooting with film check out the workshop I am teaching on April 13th, Simply Learn | Film Photography at the Starline Gallery in Harvard. It is the perfect class for people who would like to shoot with an analog camera, those who have been away from film for a while, and even for those who are curious how shooting with film can make you a better photographer.