Today I had 22 frames shot into a 36 frame film. 33 frames of a recent holiday to Vanuatu. I really wanted to rattle through those frames and get the film to my favourite lab: ASAP. So I left the office at lunch time with a camera slung over my shoulder and an intent to snap some shots.
As I brought the viewfinder to eye to capture an interesting sort of a human I heard a quote loud in my subconscious: ‘photography things not people’. I can’t tell you where I read/heard/saw/absorbed this - but today it was clear to me. So, I photographed flowers, roadsigns, pavement, street scenes (wide and not people focussed).
I can tell you, it’s really very hard, and reminds me of my fledgling photography efforts - where everything was interesting! A feather in some pebbles, or indeed anything else at all that was a shape, a streak of light, or a 'thing’. Before I was brave enough to shoot people.