Of late, I have started to become bored with the way I process my photographs, and collate them. Or, curate them, if that is a better expression.
Also, I have become increasingly dissatisfied with the writing aspect of the blog. So, I am think aloud as I write the next few lines.
Let’s start with the processing. As of now, I have been processing my photographs, as part of the places I visit. It has, once again, become sequential and linear along the chronological axis of life. I fell into this trap twice earlier, and set up web-sites accordingly and took them down. I have been falling into the quicksand of stupidity one more time but luckily, one hand is still out of the quicksand, as is my nose. So now, I figure, I shall process them more thematically. I may leave some chronological stuff for FB.
I did do my mind-maps and have come up with an initial list of areas. If I survive this new wave of ideating, then I think i shall emerge a better photographer. Shall also explore some documentary and “fine-artish” styles of photography.
This also means that I shall spend more time on 500px and FineArt America. I experimented with Behance and Flickr as well, but then I discovered that the social media world has a way of drowing you if you are not careful. So, out go Flickr and Behance for now. Apart from the social media world, I want to retain my grip on the real world. Important, ja?
Now, comes the writing. I met an old friend in Bombay ( I have never heard of Mumbai) last week, and he said he enjoyed my photographs more than my writing. Not surprising. It reflects a little bit of what’s happening to me.
It coincided with some of my own thinking on how I want to present myself along the world of writing and photography, and my social media presence.
Accordingly, I will disconnect my blog from LinkedIn. I shall post the odd photograph on Linked In. However, there I shall write on management, and some social and environmental issues. Not in the pedantic style of a management magazine, but in my own bizarre way.
On WP, maybe, I shall focus on some darker writing (Thus Spake Loki), some whimsical stuff (the camera and chai), some doggerel and lots of my philosphical views on photography. And, in the next few months, when I am ready, The Shah Of Blah will be resussicated.
Call me crazy if you will… But, the “long and winding road” can take you along paths untrodden and unforseen.