I finally decided to set up my personal street-photography journal.
I already have a paper based journal at home, but I intend to use this (here) as my personal notebook, where I will write down about my experiences and discoveries. I got inspired by something I read this week (a great article on medium.com), explaining how writing is an important process for learning. For the author, It implies :
- Defining a question
- Gaining perspective
- Doing research
- Asking people's opinipon
- Applying what you learned
- testing, breaking and reiterating
- Forming your own conclusion
- writing what you found
- Responding to comment and debating responses
It makes perfect sense. In simple words, you have to be interested by something, do some research, learn, understand, discuss, etc. Writing is a tool, a way to drive the intellectual process.
I'm not intirely sure about the last point though (point 9 in the list), since I don't know how much people are going to read my notes. Hey who knows were this is going to take us. We'll see.
Writing is also a great way to learn How to Write. And that's a good thing because, lately I have that need for writing about this photography madness of mine.