This week the photo challenge theme from Where’s My Backpack is WALLS. http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/01/25/travel-theme-walls/
The more I worked this post the more introverted it became. My mood changed with it and I started to question myself. Where am I going with my photos? Why am I doing photo challenges? Where is my blog going? It has run off the rails somewhere. All this introversion will bug me all day if I don’t use this post as an opportunity to take a dive into the depths.
I took the first photo one rainy day in Spain in April 2012. The woman I was with saw it on my camera and got really excited. ‘You should have an exhibition of abstract photography back in Australia,’ she said. She inspired me but the idea got lost somewhere in the wave of changes 2012 bought into my life.
The next photo is of a wall in Istanbul. It, and the photo below it, play with the idea that walls are like pages of a book – a history book that records emotional history. I have loads more of similar photos on my computer. I took the photos with an art project in mind but I haven’t followed through on it.
In this deeply introverted mood these photos have provoked in me, the photo of the walled Spanish town is a visual metaphor for the way in which my creative ideas are dammed up inside me.
The last of these photos is of the ruined walls of Troy. It sums up the nature of this post. I haven’t figured out the answer to any of the questions but have a sense that asking them is the beginning of a creative change.