Photographers are often classified by what they shoot but I’ve come to accept there will be mornings that just won’t be a “photo taking day”. The weather might have some influence on it but mostly because I went to sleep not really having anything in mind to shoot the day after.
At the same time, I’m not against walking out with both the camera and high expectations to find anything captivating. After all, it’s the feeling of uncertainly in capturing something unexpected what makes photography exciting. You just have to be curious enough to find it.
In college, I assumed my involvement with photography would last no longer than the time it took me to write this sentence but I’ve come to enjoy the new-to-me process of taking pictures with hopes that at least a few of them would have the capacity to communicate something worthwhile.
Every day photographing for me is about practicing towards something bigger and with the weather gradually adjusting to the relevant season in New York, I was daring enough this morning to go for a bike ride at 7am all the way to the Williamsburg Bridge which is about 40 minutes away. Once you’ve seen one bridge, you’ve seen them all so if I had to choose one photograph to represent me being there, it would have to include a section of the bridge that most people wouldn’t photograph, hence the Gated Scenery.