having a passion outside the job

Folks who know me, know that I spend most of my spare time being a photographer. I spend time out photographing landscapes and other things that interest me to stay creatively fulfilled. I spend hours and hours on the computer in the digital darkroom – which was supposed to make our lives easier – but which I think is more time consuming and takes more hours of my time than the old wet darkroom used to and is not as creatively fulfilling – for me anyway. Over the coming months I plan to add work in cyanotype and van dyke brown – both alternative processes – to my mix of printing and I hope that with the change in jobs, that I will settle into a balance where I can still spend time photographing rather than spending all my time working on client jobs. This will be hard because of the book but I have to make the time – thank goodness I don’t have children because I would never have time for anything.

I am currently working through a series of images that were part of a theme the group I am part of—the bapc (bay area photographers collective)—had been shooting for a show at the Berkeley Arts Center. The show is coming up fast – november 2nd – and I have 5 pieces that were accepted into it. That means printing, matting and framing.

I had a hard time shooting this theme as I haven’t had personal loss of any significance. I ended up working out a concept around my commute to Yahoo! I felt like I came up with a series of work that addressed this theme but it is unfinished. Now that I don’t commute anymore, I wonder how and when to finish this series of work.

More info about the show and the body of work I have in the show will be shared shortly.

erin
current: experience matters design :: senior level interaction design and systems strategy consulting former partner, tangible user experience; Yahoo! founder of the public and internal Yahoo! pattern library. design director of ued teams responsible for designing solutions across key yahoo! platforms: social media, personalization, membership and vertical search.

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