close to the water

With any long term endeavour progress sometimes seems difficult to measure. It’s definitely hard for me to see my own development clearly until I take a step back and look over the work of a longer time period. There has definitely been quite a lot of progress between my work now and my work a year ago, but in the meantime I’ve often felt stuck or got disenchanted with another short term failure. It happens to all of us. Right now while I’m taking a creative break I’m starting to see things more clearly and I think it’s actually valuable to step out of the hamster wheel of shooting and developing for a while to get a clearer picture of what I’ve been doing.

I shouldn’t be too hard on myself for taking a break either. Many photographers are actually bound to work only during particular seasons. There are only a few photographers who brave all the weather imaginable and shoot throughout the entire year. I normally take a break in winter, but with all the travel this year and a very busy summer, work deadlines and unbelievable amounts of film to process I think I can take some time to recharge before another trip to Argentina at the end of the year. Besides, if I were scrambling to take a roll every day this autumn, you would most likely get to hear a lot of complaints about this town being boring during this season and hear even more about how annoyed I get with the ever changing and predictably rainy weather.

All pictures taken with: Leica M6, Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
HP5+ stand-developed in Caffenol-CL.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Carefully testing the water.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Others were more adventurous. And of course jumping off is quite forbidden.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

All sorts of water fun.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Ice cream and sitting in the sun.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I always take a picture of this strange overhang.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Typical sight.

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