Go back to your earlier work (as far back as you dare) and observe what you were trying to do. By looking at (and appreciating) your earlier work, you might pick up some clues as to what has inspired you in your life, why you indeed turned to photography at all.
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I wasn’t able to go too far in time as I would like, since I don’t have with me pictures I took 5 or even 10 years ago. I was often told I had “an eye for photography” and I enjoyed taking pictures from a very young age.
I remember starting to be interested in composition and perspective between 2007 and 2009. At the time I had a Samsung point & shoot camera and I usually carried it with me all the time:
Looking at some of my photos taken at that time (such as the ones below) I think I was quite aware of the space around me and exactly what I wanted to shoot. I already paid attention to details and composition.
I am not yet able to find a connecting line between all of them but it’s still an interesting exercise. One thing I noticed is that it is hard to detach myself from the moment and emotion that each image reminds me of, which makes it complicated to look at them in a pragmatic way.