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Daniel Anhut Fotografie

Reflections, Part 1

Inspired by a lecture by Andreas Jorns, I reflected again about the current state of my photography, my ideas and plans. And of course about the path that led me here. I always find it important to have a break, to look back, and to contemplate the next steps.

2018 was a year of important decisions and steps for me. Due to my sabbatical in May I had a month off for the first time since graduating from high school and could concentrate very much on photography. I was able to realize some exciting projects and get to know new people. It was a until then unknown experience to be able to deal with my thoughts and feelings without much distraction and to think about what I really want to say with my photography, which stories I want to tell. 

From my point of view I really took big steps in the right direction, the pictures and stories became more thoughtful, "deeper" and more creative. I could also resist almost all temptations to take pictures that would have led me too far away from my planned path. Somestimes this can be really hard and I still need a lot of discipline because there are so many great people and ideas that you can photograph. Since then, I have made only a few, very selected shootings, but prepared them all the more intensively together with the dedicated people in front of my camera. 

In the years before I have tried out many things and techniques. That was a lot of fun for me for a long time and I was always able to learn something. Above all, all these experiences helped me to develop my preferences, to find my own way. Many of the themes I tried out during that time I would only photograph again under certain circumstances. Since my time is very limited, I have to concentrate all the more on what is essential for me. But I think I'm on the right track.

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