It was all going good for me until Katniss became incredibly annoying, after murderying Coin, till the very end.
Prim dying was an excellent plot-twist, very sad, but excellent.
Coin’s death, also excellent.
President Snow’s death, not so excellent.
Peeta never really comes back to normal… SERIOUSLY?! I was waiting for him to hit his head on a rock, or having the capitol come up with a cure *cough* TOTALLY POSSIBLE WITH THEIR HIGH TECH MEDICINE *cough*.
Don’t care so much about Gale but I would have liked another conversation between him and Katniss. Maybe a visit with his children? Maybe?
Katniss should’ve gotten her life together for the sake of a better life. The games are over, she gets Peeta, mourn your sister but… c’mon!
Her kids! Her no-name kids!
I imagine them having to put up with the most boring and depressing perants ever.
Johanna Mason was one of my favorite characters, wth happened to her.
UPDATE: What if Mockinjay Part I (movie) ends with Peeta going nuts and choking Katniss?? Insaaaaane. Another thing, even though it left me feeling a bit unsattisfied it was still a good book with all its surprises. Not a lot of books are this intense and real.
No, I will not take pictures of a wedding, of a pregnant woman, of naked babies, or pets.
I get all kind of looks when I tell my family I didn’t bring my camera. The scenarios are usually a wedding, a birthday, or a sunday gathering. Cinthya quick, where’s your camera? Why didn’t you bring it? How are you a photographer and not always have a camera? I dressed this good today and now you can’t take picture of me (most likely to show it off in Facebook).
My uncle got married yesterday. I wasn’t asked to do any pictures, but there’s always an expectation of me. You can feel it. To be honest I feel a bit of guilt in that moment, but am I really responsible for that? Truth is I have no interest in that level of everyday life. I photograph a lot without a camera. I’m not trying to be sassy about it, or show how conceptual I am, I just take a lot of time to look at things and process them. I am very, very slow. Most of the time I like going to the place before taking pictures, or at least walk around, think it through, and then start. Sometimes I don’t think I’m conceptual at all. A lot of my friends in school I consider way more conceptual and awake towards their work. Yet me, I see what catches my attention and quickly work towards it if I’m comfortable. I have yet to be more open towards digging more, to avoid staying in the surface. Plus they always say your first ideas are the worsts.
Getting back to the title of the post, I’m still discovering what I want to do as a photographer. My interests are broad, I like photojournalism as I like still-life. They are very different genres. I know that I don’t like to work with people so much, I’m not a people person. I rather incline on objects. I don’t like messy things, which is why I find myself doing a lot of symmetries in my composition. I like to play with shapes and forms and colors. Finding order in disorder. Those are things I’ve learned about myself these two years since I started photography school. I have tried a ton of different themes to realize this. Even my teacher confirmed me on it, that the point of trying different themes is to then come to a conclusion yourself, what do you want? What’s your voice in contemporary photography? It was never about the money. Never about teaching us what sells right now.
It’s okay not knowing where you’re going, that’s part of life. It’s scary for someone like me, who likes things “in order”. Good thing I have close friends who remind me to live in the now and enjoy it. But every once in a while, it’s also good to sit down and think it through. So last night I stood up late watching documentaries of Thomas Struth. I’ve heard his name a few times in class, well known german photographer whose work genres vary. I really recommend this guy if you ever freak out about where to go.
My conclusion is this: my work will change just as people change when they grow up, it’s natural. It’s not your job to belong somewhere or categorize yourself within contemporary photography, let your work do that for you. See what’s your interest now, take matters into your own hands, fall in love with it and hard. And aside from passion, be very patient.
Update: I’m not bashing on wedding photographers. If you like it, be the best wedding photographer ever. I’m simply stating that it is better to focus your time and energy on something you are passionate about. And if it’s about money, be careful, be picky, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Byes.