I’m Back Online! Yipeeeee!
With the massive year that was 2011… you have probably seen me struggle to keep this blog rolling on with consistent updates! Taking a little too much on board is probably an understatement, but rewarding nonetheless. I am still very much obsessed with my passion for landscapes/seascapes.. but in the latter half of this year it has really taken second place to me expanding my portfolio and interests into people and naturally.. weddings. I have touched from time to time through my posts (and well I am guessing the few that will read this also follow other social media) that I am doing a lot of wedding work for Daniel K Cheung.
For me.. personally it is amazing that someone has seen the ability and given me the opportunity to try something, which I now love. I remember saying upfront that I did not like weddings! But it only took one to sway me the other way.. but for that chance and now.. after having assisted/second shot at 14 weddings for 2011 I am really struggling to show the gratitude I have towards Daniel for the chance. Not to mention that September/October saw myself solo shoot a wedding and primary shoot another!
SO how does that effect this blog? Well I guess in many ways it effects it a lot… I can no longer really say that the name of this site is in sync with what I actually shoot.. and that Ill be moving towards a domain name under my own name http://www.jackchauvel.com. My blog will be migrating over and will represent many things but also focus on wedding work and what is up and coming for me. It really comes off as a branding decision, and a logical business decision to make the move.
I have been a little disappointed with my seemingly inability to blog consistently for Outside in Pixels throughout 2011. There have been periods where I have been able to devote a lot of time, and get the words in posts.. and share every couple of days consistently.. and then.. I simply haven’t. There are a couple of reasons for this.. one is time.. one is my own approach to work. I like to talk.. there is no doubt about it.. seldom will you find me being short of words or not chattering away, but I like to talk. This translates to my blogs (and this mini essay you are reading now). The problem with this is that I might have a set of photos, but I dont have time to share words with them.. and that is my own hangup Ill need to work on.
Whilst I love the name Outside in Pixels.. it doesnt really reference my love for film that has developed into something much more than just a ‘fling’. I have been exposed to printed art this year, and it truly opened up new doors in terms of ‘meaning’ to photos I have taken. To have something printed that you can look at up close, or touch with your own hands.. is pretty damn special. I feel this can be lost a lot with people.. I hope I can present many albums of my work that I have shot.. as well as printed works that get framed and grace the walls of others.
My plan is to re-work Outside in Pixels into more of a ‘portfolio’ and offer prints for sale (framed by me). This is something that will take a backseat and be more of a work in progress over time. I think sites like Red Bubble that gives many the opportunity to simply print straight from your account as a great way to get your work available instantly.. but I think printed works should be carefully selected.. and is something I will have to give some thought and then get feedback about before I take it further.
I have exciting details about an exhibit Ill be displaying in only 4 days! Ill blog about it tomorrow.. so very excited. It is a mix of my film photos.. I dont know how ill choose them.. and my friend I have made through the exhibit has taught me how to frame.. an invaluable skill to have
Feels good to write something on the blog again.. looking forward to my next installment.
Till next time..