I am still enjoying being here. This comes on the heels of a crisis of artistic faith in which I find myself seeing novelty and light in all things film and dull same-old-same-old in the digital realm. The solution is simple. Since I cannot see the forest for the trees I will be given an assignment by the director–actually we all will. I hope it is soon because I am running out of time to complete my portfolio. This is not entirely true. I have almost 60 days until the term ends which is plenty of space. The director, John Pack, said that I take great pictures of many things but that they are all very comfortable and secure for me to photograph. His challenge is to push me out of my comfort zone and see what comes of it. I agree with his ideas but I am waiting for the assignment to arrive. I am enthusiastic. I was told by my other photography teacher that if it seems too agreeable to ask for something else. That’ll work for me.
Our spring break begins next week. I’ll be heading off to Paris for a few days to visit my father who is there for the spring on sabbatical from school. He is there with his wife until June and they have a nice place in the 4th Arrondisement. My goal is to shoot at least one roll of film per day while I am there and a lot of digital to work on when I get back. Of course if I need more film I’m pretty sure I can get some there. I’ll check on-line and find out.
Just a side note…How lucky am I to be living this life? What blessed stars shine down upon me and guide me through the wilderness and into the light!