I think my favorite image from this series was the one of Matt's camera in the tall grass. It just captures what the Mamiya 6 does so well. I wish I could describe it more than something like, "It's just the way it's supposed to be." But that's it. I just enjoy its texture. It's so soft and sharp. I just love it and think it's beautiful for being such a simple shot.
I bought extra film for this weekend. I'll be around rougher parts of Tampa and St. Pete's nightlife for my mom's birthday.
I stopped shooting after returning from taking the Ocala and Orlando shots above. I feel like I became afraid to take an imperfect photo. That's what burned me out on digital. It's not that every shot costs me a dollar. It's just that I sit in fear debating if the shot has a purpose. Merging images with web development exacerbated this by putting the images' initial nature as a motivation for their implementation.
I enjoy having a picture in mind before going out to shoot, but I almost never get what I'm going for. My favorites are usually the blips of moments between struggling within strongarming idealism.
I broke my stalemate when I was going out for pizza night last week. I just strapped the damn camera to my hand and snapped off a few images.
And, I mean, not every night is pizza night. But, idk, I'm just trying not to take things so seriously.