Category Archives: 2020

Photographic Funk.

funk1
/fəNGk/
INFORMAL: noun: funk
  1. NORTH AMERICAN
    a state of depression.

I’ve been in a photographic funk.  This is quite evident in my images, if you’ve been watching.

They say this happens to every photographer at some point, though I never thought it would happen to me.  Mostly because photography has always helped me get through the difficult times in my life; it was the cure for whatever ailed me.

Lately, it’s felt more like a curse.

I’ve been chasing technology, rotating through the latest and greatest.  It is a process I always engaged in to some extent, in order to expand my experiences and learn new tricks; sometimes I did it just to stimulate the creative juices. But that’s no longer working.  I feel like I have strayed too far.

Though I have been out and about — for walks, bike rides, etc. — I’ve had no desire to bring a camera with me.  It all seems so silly to create yet another image to add to the millions of other images uploaded into the ether on a daily basis.  Painters, sculptors, musicians, writers:  they create art.  The rest of us: monkeys taking snapshots.

So, for the first time in a long time, I am without a single camera or lens.

They’re all gone, and I couldn’t care less.

—Peter.

The Runner.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Tree in Green.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Lawyer Layer.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Green.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Waiting.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Shades.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

The Rainy Day.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

The Brickworks.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Nikon Z 24-200mm vs Z 24-70mm F4S – Ricci’s comparison.

Ricci‘s comparison of these two lenses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7AkjAP1IMM

Very impressive, that 24-200mm… and I’m a prime lens shooter!

—Peter.

 

 

Butterfly Girl, 2.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Butterfly Girl.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Lounging.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

OK Computer.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

OK Computer meets Ghost in the Machine.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

The iPhone Generation.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.

Garden, 3 (re-processed).

I’ve re-processed my image Garden, 3, using similar techniques I used to use when processing my M9 files.

So…. I’m still experimenting.  Wondering what people think (I’m looking at you jh).

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.