Slowing Down & Starting Over

Hello, it’s been a while, hasn’t it?

To return to this blog has been something of a burning desire lately. I really fell off the wagon with it starting the year as video work took over for a bit, gallery exhibitions took over my life to prepare for, a week-long photo trip preoccupied my planning and so much other personal life mumbo jumbo.

An abstractive shot of some branches poking out of the lake water and casting reflections.

It’s amazing to think that 2022 is already halfway over, and I’ve been working so hard at things that it’s flown over my head to really sit down and ponder everything.

To digest everything and to really appreciate all the good things going for me.

I’ve recently taken a step back again from social media, not an overnight cold-turkey approach but to definitely keep it at arms length and lessen my usage.

In order to fill up some of that time, I want to dedicate more intention and focus towards this blog and to journal or write more consistently again as I once did.

To complete a blog entry like this; a complete collection of thoughts or words accompanied with photos that complement the writing. A quick social media post that most will flick through doesn’t even compare.

I want to work on things that will challenge me, such as creating a YouTube video or recording a podcast episode.

This idea of ‘slowing down’ in order to begin ‘starting over’ again is one that is so desperately needed I think. Just as the seasons in nature change, swell and renew during the entire year.

I have some other plans in order to keep with this ‘stillness’ theme, including a focus more on the gallery exhibitions and local art buyers, trying out shooting some more film with experience and some extended backpacking trips where the solitude of nature fulfills me.

Shooting panoramas are oft-forgotten by me, but when I remember to try them, the results can be very interesting.

Plenty of newer work has been produced and I look forward to sharing that in the coming weeks and months.

If you’re reading this and previously were following my writings and travels, thank you for sticking around. Let’s do this!

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Ryan Taylor is a 26 year old photographer located in Beavercreek Ohio, United States. Specializing in wildlife and landscapes both big and small, Ryan has sought to capture many different natural locations throughout the Buckeye State and beyond.

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