I wanted to create a photo project that would keep me busy over a certain amount of time so that I was forced to create something. Most often I would go out and just shoot photos with no purpose in mind. Other times I would go out to shoot a very specific event, and I knew what I was looking for. This took me back to a time of learning, purposely going out with intent to make a creative project without knowing exactly what I was looking for.
These series of photographs were shot during the month of January in Reston Town Center. They combine early morning, midday, and evening shots all shot with a prime 85mm lens at f1.8. The title 30 were how many photographs are in the series. I initially set out to shoot specifically during lunch breaks, only better early morning and evening shots were needed to round out the story.
They're all edited in Lightroom on my iPad Pro. Because of the nature of the f1.8 lens I wanted to add a very high grain and drastic high contrast.
For my first attempt at a personal photo series in about 15 years I'm excited how this turned out, and I look forward to doing more creative projects to keep me going in downtimes between other creative works.
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