Thursday, November 16, 2017

WP

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I am back to WP.

P.

Ostrava streets

In the streets of Ostrava.

wreck
Ostrava, 2017

© Pavel P.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

About my tranquil self

I had a hiatus in photographing people on the street. Basically half of the summer and half of the autumn. When I entered the streets again, I realized, that I am less accustomed to photograph people. More shy. More hesitant to take (or make if you want) the photo. That fraction of a second between seeing and shooting. That fraction of time may take little longer now. Or, even not shooting and letting the moment/person pass.

It is interesting. It is not same as riding a bike. You don't forget that skill.

Comes from the personality. And depends on how my mind is set. An my mind is rather in the summer mode. So, I was on the streets. Shooting. Slower than ever before. Making less photos. Somewhere in between my summer and street mode. Doing photos which my comfortable and tranquil "self" lets me go.

ghetto
Ostrava, 2017
© Pavel P.

Ghetto girls


ghetto
Ostrava, 2017

© Pavel P.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Woman with cigar

In the streets of Ostrava.

Czech Republic
Ostrava, 2017

© Pavel P.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Uncertain days

In the streets of Ostrava.

Czech Republic
Ostrava, 2017

© Pavel P.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Breaking my own label

So I have been posting more industrial photos lately. Not that I switched to this theme for ever. The reason is that I have a one real opportunity to exhibit my photos in UK (Sheffield). Thank you, Terry! And those photos should be about old industry in Ostrava. And I very much want to do that.  So I looked in my photo archives and found out that I don't really have much pure industrial photos. Coal mines, factories, etc. My photos are mostly showing the "post-industrial" fate of this region. It was always about abandonment and decay on the background of industry.

So, I was first afraid, but when browsing my photo archives, I found photos that would be worth showing in this context.

So, that's for the industry theme. I will post some more as I have been shooting lately with having this exhibition on my mind.

wreck
Michálkovice, 2017


Also. I have been shooting in the nature this autumn. Mountains. Trees. Beautiful colors. Waterfalls. It doesn't mean that I have become a landscape photographer. I always did. It means that I didn't self - curate myself so much lately. Sometimes, I would say to myself, you shouldn't photograph that beautiful yellow tree, it is too obvious. It is beauty as it is. Nothing to discover. But. I thought, I should not avoid photographing something only because it doesn't fit to a general "picture of me as a photographer". I know. I know. People who looks at my photos for a longer period of time must me perplexed a bit. One day I post a gloomy BW photo from the underpass, another day a beautiful autumnal landscape. And that's ok for me. I am not building a label, a product. Viewer might be confused. Maybe disappointed. Because they expected something else and got something different. I know. I have all this in my mind. Breaking my own label consciously.

There are  people, on social media, and I hear all these gentle hints, whispers, unspoken or spoken. Telling this is the direction. This is not the direction. And I successfully ignore them. Mostly. In a good way.

shadows
Michálkovice, 2017
I am not walking on a paved road. It would be boring. End of creativity. End of fun.


© Pavel P.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Orlová

In front of the church in Orlova.

Czech Republic

Orlová, 2017

© Pavel P.

Paint


© Pavel P.