So it would be safe to say that every Creative faces this. What is my identity as an artist? We begin by looking at other people’s work and say, “Yeah, I can do that, I can paint that, I can picture this.”, next we create a portfolio and think we are on the right track, then we spiral into a state of confusion, asking ourselves, “Where is this all going?”. I certainly faced all of that as a photographer, asking myself, how do others and I identify my work. Truth is, it is a long and arduous journey of self discovery as well as constantly learning from others and exposing oneself to his/her environment. Nothing comes to anyone without hard work. Success is a long road less taken. I have decided to take up photography as a profession that is driven by a fierce passion to continue to improve and learn. I spent hours upon hours watching videos, practising and evaluating my current portfolio of photos to sift out what are my consistencies and what I identify my personality with. I’m a fairly OCD individual and anyone who looks at the state of my living quarters will agree. Organised chaos am I right? After much study into my body of work, I have figured out that what I was consistent at was the theme of minimalism. I could see it in my portraits, in my landscapes and even in the objects that I choose to shoot. With this direction, I was much clearer in my work flow, in my editing, in what I was looking out for as I shot locations or took portraits for people. I always had minimalism in mind. I was subconscious to it at first but now awoken to the fact. This is the start of my journey in minimalism and I’m feeling as excited as ever to continue to experiment, document, grow and learn in this journey as I hone my Creative instinct. Thanks for dropping by and see you at the next post.