Lately I have been thinking about the age of tree's and the age of romance and the strength of K's thighs wrapped around mine when there is nothing keeping us apart but our own sweat....
Lately I have understood how they all mean the same thing. 
-Gregory Sherl

These are some collages I made from my shoot this weekend for yesterday's post. As I was writing the story for Narrative and simultaneously creating these collages I suddenly realized after it was all done that there was a major similarity in the message of them all. This was a coincidence as I had nothing particular in mind when creating what I did, it just sort of happened, and afterwards I realized that it didn't just sort of happen; I had something in mind whether I was consciously aware of it or not. I had something I wanted to say about that place, about that moment, but I didn't know what it was until the complete process was finished.

For me the process is probably one of the most important things to a successful photo. It includes the amount of thought I put into what I'm wearing, where I take the photos, what time of day and what angle. Then comes the editing. Whether I want to keep the colors or make it black and white; how I edit and collage the photos with each other or if I bring in a new element to the frame. Finally comes text. What do I want to say or do I really want to say anything beyond what the photos say? Last week I had taken 3 sets of photos and was pretty unhappy with all of them as there seemed to be something lacking, something not clicking and after going through the process for this series of photos I realized that my process was non-existent in the others and that was the problem. So why am I telling you all this? Because I can! No, on a serious note I'm telling you this because it is something that I have been struggling with in school with my own work; Why is the process important? 
I think I'm finally starting to understand.