Nothing is as constant as change. This motto has accompanied me all my life and there is probably no more fundamental truth than this. In terms of my photographic journey, I have the feeling of having arrived at a turning point. I gained my experience in studio and outdoor photography, I learned to efficiently use appropriate software for image processing and I think you could say I can handle the lighting and retouching of a portrait.
For a long time, image editing was the necessary evil for giving my images the final touch. A portrait without retouching is still inconceivable to me, but it has more and more become a tool than a threat. The more I learned working with this tool, the more I discovered its creative possibilities. And with these possibilities comes creativity. My head is bursting with ideas right now. Still more in a matter of “What do I have to do in post-processing?” than “What can I do in post-processing?”, but more out-of-the-box than my usual approach on portrait photography. I started making scribbles of my ideas, sometimes not even remotely sure how to achieve them.
But I will go outside the envelope. I will suck up knowledge like a dried up sponge. And I will most definitely publish one or another experiment in form of a self-portrait.