As busy as life gets, and in as many directions you can be pulled there are always moments that quiet down.
After a mad rush over the last week and a half, I've arrived at my desk amid a cold, windy rainstorm this morning. The staff around me have not yet arrived, so all that's audible is the relaxing, understated hum of the cooling system. This is a sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle lately, which is good as far as Photography goes - busy is always good. So it's time to take advantage of this break away from the action for a few days.
In looking over some recent work done lately with the benefit of silence, I can't help but think of my father standing here. What would be his own thoughts and observations as to where I've come from, what I've done and where I am going with this. My personal project work with Street Photography and other portrait work would be thrown in front of him for critique. As well, I'd ask for simple advice from him base on his decades of experience. "WWVD"... What would Vic do? And no doubt, he'd be enlisted to take on some of the post-production as he was an early adopter of all things Adobe... as it was his trade many years ago.
The silence takes me through recent works, dealings with collaborators and clients. How the sum of these experiences will shape how to go about defining my direction, future collaboration, getting involved in local arts and of course, honing photography skills.
At the end of the day, it's important to reflect a little. A small break in the action to help re-focus.