Sometimes I’m quarreling with myself because I do lots of portraits and they tend to be all the same, just varying location and model. Last week I read an article by Tobias Wicklein about intuition. He states that we are born with an individual kind of intuition and that it is very hard to influence, manipulate or change the way we see things as a photographer. We can only learn to understand and feel our intuition so we can use it to our advantage.
So maybe my kind of intuition is that type of close up portraits I keep doing all the time. And even if I have the clear intent to make different pictures, as soon as I pick up the camera my subconscious mind starts working and everything was in vain.
Although I’m interested in different styles and ideas, I think I am not portfolio orientated in the first place – I try various things to avoid boring myself. It is not that I don’t care at all, it’s just less important than the part of meeting and getting to know someone new and nice. Nevertheless I will try to advance my style and bring something new into it.
Do you know this kind of struggle? How do you handle it?