For my personal practice, I photograph what calls to me, with a mix of conscious and subconscious. I feel if I ever shoot with an eye towards what the audience would like, then I’m factoring in the audience before I’ve even framed something in camera.
When I’m in the middle of a dense city, I find myself drawn to details and scenes that can produce images that make a space look unpopulated.
My time behind a viewfinder goes back to my childhood, shooting 35mm film on a Canon FTb that I still use. It took getting into digital and ramping up on the gear that I use for commercial work to make me use film again. Since then, I’ve been shooting film whenever I can in different formats, from 35mm to large format. Every roll or pack is a collection of surprises, and another chance to keep learning from what I capture one frame at a time.
Photo courtesy Erwin of the now-defunct Camera Co-Op. I had brought in an Epson RD-1 to show him, and he took this shot of me on the way out.