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I have had my Instagram account since 2012. It’s always been a place for me to share bits of my life and the people I hold dear. That is why I have never removed many of my old phone photos. I started sharing images from my dslr here over four years ago. It’s not always perfectly curated and was never meant to be.
For the past 5 months or so I was caught in a painful, creative rut. It’s happened before, maybe for a week or so, but never this long. I found myself in a place where, ironically, I try and teach other fellow artists to avoid. The fact of the matter is ruts happen. There were times I wasn’t picking up my camera for a solid week which isn’t me. Photography has always been therapeutic to me. Sort of like a book that you get lost in and forget about time. Capturing my family and love of nature is what I do and I found myself uninspired and lacking creativity.
And then I started looking back at old photos of my boys. They are one of the many reasons I love photography. How they have grown! And these two boys are always together while Leo is away at school. They are at the stage of nonstop play wrestling and I don’t think that will end anytime soon. I realized that I lost my way in remembering why I pick up my camera. I love nothing more than to capture my boys together because truthfully they are always together! It’s challenging at times, but I’m not here to tell them constantly where to stand or what to do. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still trying to find the good light and wait for the right moment. But I’m also here to try and view the world through their eyes and remember what it was like to be so young, innocent and full of wonder.
The past week has been refreshing. I’ve seen some beautiful things unfold between my children simply by just letting go.