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I'm slowly looking through all the photography I've done over the past year.
So much has happened, that I end up shooting a mix of video and photography, edit just the video and forget all about the photos. So it's been really nice to look back at some of what I've captured.
I often dislike a lot of what I shoot. I think that it's 'too' me, that it is obvious I would shoot that, and as soon as that thought enters my head, I dislike the photo. It's a personal judgement, nothing else. I would call that my ego, and I've read that in many books. Our 'ego' gets the better of us all the time.
For me, if my ego thinks my picture is subpar, it's okay. Because there are lots of pictures I take that I absolutely love. I use this as a litmus test, to know if my photo is okay. If I look at one of my pictures objectively, and I think that it looks like something someone else would have shot, or that I think I could see that online or in a book and it doesn't scream 'that's a weird angle photo that only Mike Lee would take', then I usually like the shot.
It's certainly a weird perspective to have of your own skill, but it seems to work for me. This is not to say that I want to copy others, or mimic a style. No. But there are nuances to certain things that I've held onto from a young age, and those don't always yield good results. It's a matter of trying to keep progressing I guess.
Anyway, that's what I was thinking when I came across this shot.
Last one from this patch. I had a hard time with the highs on this one getting way too harsh and I’ve been trying to mitigate that here. Still not perfect but getting there. The patch features Mutable Instruments Elements and Rings, Plonk and Rainmaker from Intellijel, with the Zvex Instant Lo Fi Junky, "Mannequins" by Whimsical Raps Musical instruments Three Sisters and Just Friends, Malekko Voltage Block, and Squarp Instruments Hermod, and Strymon Big Sky reverb and Timeline delay. As always, thanks for listening.