Kyoto Diaries II

Flying back to Seoul today. This trip was interesting photographically because I changed my visual vocabulary from the urban to the verdant. I have in the past struggled with shooting foliage, knowing not how to resolve it into a composition. This trip saw  a resolution of the problem. I think I will be able to handle forests and gardens better from now on. The second photographer's note is the following: When stepping out to make images, have an agenda. It is easier to make images when you are looking for a particular type. I sensed opportunities for street photography in Kyoto, but I was looking for Landscapes. Each genre brings with its own aesthetic and if the photographer fails to make this aesthetic transition the image can appear confused or weak.

Having changed the genre for this trip I am aware of the strain I put on my audience who may come to expect the use of a certain fixed style of images from me. To them I have this to say: rest assured, I am aware of what you might have to face and I am working on bringing a consistency in my style.

The images can be viewed in the 'Kyoto' section of this web page.

Alley, Kiyomizu Dera

Alley, Kiyomizu Dera