As photographers I think sometimes we get stuck in our groove, what we do, how we do it and our (often self imposed) niches. Speaking only for myself that begins to feel restricting it seems to stifle growth a little bit, and I begin to feel the need to break out, do something a little bit differently to learn something new.
The majority of my work is corporate and editorial portraits where a spot and style is predetermined, staged and then coaxing an individual performance from each person, and I love that, love the people I work with and enjoy the whole process. As we are in the process of expanding Natural Artistry there is much to do outside shooting with planning both in vision and as a company, experiencing two steps forward and one step back on an almost daily basis it was a joy yesterday in between meetings to simply stand on a corner for a few minutes, chat with friends old and new and take some portraits that are outside my genre, a quick refresh for my inner photographer's soul.
Mark is a regular fixture outside (and inside) Cafe Nola, truly impressive with his Hacky Sack and invariably dancing to whoever is playing, grooving to his own beat. As I stood on the corner he made an ideal "quick fix" for the photo junkie within me.