The Rut

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It’s easy to go out there or sit right here (writing) and say that there is no such thing as writer’s block. We create it ourselves. It’s easy to have the voices of my favorite writers in my head telling me this. It’s easy to sit down and force myself to look at a blank screen until something comes to me, and write down whatever gibberish I feel in the moment. It’s also easy to tell other people that they can go out and do personal work to get them inspired.

It’s a whole other thing to actually stop believing in “writer’s block” for photographers, or should I say “photographer’s block”, to get motivated to shoot every day or every week, to get projects going. For the first time in many years of photography, I’m in a rut. I’m stuck, paralyzed by the unknown. I’m not sure which way to turn next. Sure I can keep reading history books about photographers and artists, learning new concepts and ideas that I previously did not understand, but practicing my craft is where I need to push forward. And it’s where I’ve lost momentum.

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