Welcome back, weary traveller of the interwebz. My portfolio and blog at christian.stops.photography has been resurrected from the dead and updated for your viewing pleasure. To be honest, I don’t yet know how the story’ll continue, but I wanna say I’m going to focus more on the content than the style. More substance over wasted time configuring and styling. I quickly gathered the first WordPress theme that looked good, added a picture to the placeholder on top and started typing away on the first entry.
So what are you going to see here, I hear you ask? Well, the ruminations of a street photographer, I guess. I want to talk here about the process of my street photography. I’ve thought long and hard about whether or not I should make my “seated lifestyle” part of it. I decided that the fact that I’m in a wheelchair is so intrinsically connected with my approach to street photography that there’s no way around it. I think I’d enjoy sharing the occasional story around a shot…how I managed to get it or what funny anecdote is connected with it.
I also want to talk about workflow because, honestly, who isn’t a workflow nerd when it comes to processing and cataloging our images. A longtime Lightroom user, I’ve recently started to evaluate Capture One and, 7 days into it, I can say that I really like it. It is better than Lightroom especially dealing with the shots from Fuji’s X-Trans sensor, in my opinion. More on that at another time.
I also like calligraphy and hand lettering a lot but am rubbish at it. That shouldn’t keep me from sharing my endeavors, though, so you might just see the occassional lettering piece here, too. Digital art and painting is another topic I’m interested in and that I could see being part of this blog. I don’t really want to limit myself to anything, to be honest. I’ll just post whatever strikes my fancy. It’s my blog after all! Haha!
I’ve illustrated this post with an older selfie of mine. I thought it showed the street photographer in his natural environment.