Friday, August 13, 2010

On importance of play

I have to admit - taking pics gave me huge pleasure today and what an unusual occurence that is!
All because of a friend of mine, Vanda, who was my guest today and who shared with me a day's work at the camera.
I didn't want to kill her with boredom so I decided to steer away from my usual photographic routine. I brought out all sorts of different items to use as background and we let go of the reins. No limits, no rules, let's get wild and enjoy ourselves.
To my huge surprise, I did enjoy it immensely.
Vanda has a great eye for finding ordinary items that can turn satirical with good arrangement. I've snapped a few unbelievable pics today following her instruction - I'll publish some here so that you could appreciate them too. Note: even if I did not treat the day's work seriously, I've ended up with tangible, quality material.
But the greatest gift was personal - I was reminded how important bringing play into work is. Without fun, even the most beloved activity can turn into tiring chore. Today's happening showed me that it doesn't have to be so - and for the first time in a long, long time I enjoyed photography!

1 comment:

  1. Hiya, I love that phrase "to let go of the reins".
    It speaks to my longing for being alive and
    as opposed to guardedness.
    Here's to creativity and joy,