This is a story about me trying to find myself.
And no, I’m not talking about gender — honey that’s all settled. But BUT it is about who I am post-transition and where I want to go with my creative journey.
To be frank, I’m still a bit lost in many ways when it comes to making pretty images. For so long, I have been defined by the photos of storms I was taking.
Photography and moving images have long been my passion but I’ve been in a very narrow niche for quite awhile. Last August, just before coming out as trans I announced I was all but done with chasing severe weather in the Spring as my primary pursuit — since then I’ve been trying to figure out what that meant.
While I love weather and storms and shooting stormy skies — there’s so much more I want to explore. Landscapes, architecture, culture, identity and where all of this intersects to be sure.
And weather has to be a part of that. So does the environment. The culture I now live in. My identity as a trans woman. How all of these pieces intersect. For so long I had a vision, now I have nothing concrete.
Of course, I do have time to figure some of this out. But I also am itching for a new project to call my own, a new direction to take my artistic endeavors in.
Weather was great — and it’ll be part of everything I do forever — but it won’t be the only thing I do.
So, dear reader, take this as me idly speaking words and brainstorming with you. I’m still not sure what any of this means or where it will lead — but the thing I’m wanting to ensure is that I am as transparent as possible on my blog space. The good, the bad, and the meandering.
In many ways I’m drifting around creatively, and in many ways I see that as being necessary to get to the next step no matter how frustrating it is.
My creative journey continues, but rest assured it has not ended.