Something I’ve been noticing and allowing myself to accept.
Often times, I will work on my art and come upon something that I find rather appealing. But it doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t follow any of the rules. In fact, it breaks all of them. But somehow… it still works. I just don’t know how or why.
In my earlier years, if I didn't know why I liked a piece, I would ruin it in my attempts to make it “right”. I would keep changing things until my work aligned with the “rules of photography”. It was a very cerebral way of working and I usually ended up with mediocre work.
It also wasn’t fun anymore.
So lately, I've been allowing myself the freedom to do what I want. And freedom to like what I make even though it doesn’t make sense.
I've found much more joy in the creative process this way, and I've also come to like my work a lot more as well.
by Jason Lam