Sometimes you just have to walk on the opposite side of the street…

What I enjoy, is that over the years of shooting, certain things, certain subjects kept popping up. Oh, looky there! There’s an interesting theme.

Sometimes over analyzing can be a bad thing. But sooner or later you have to try to understand why you do what you do. I like to keep the spontaneity, but once you notice something, it’s there forever. It can lock you in, or you try to shake it. I try to do that old Zen philosophical thing before hitting the streets, emptying one’s self to be open and ready for anything. Sometimes it works. Sometimes you just have to be conscious of what’s going on around you and within you.

There are times you have to be conscious of not doing the same old thing. Sometimes you just have to walk on the opposite side of the street to break old habits, or just to see what’s there.

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About Keith Goldstein

Lives and works in New York City.
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10 Responses to Sometimes you just have to walk on the opposite side of the street…

  1. loisajay says:

    I like this, Keith!

  2. Don Springer says:

    Wise words Keith. Sound advice for those with the mind to be open enough to follow it.

    • Don, this was in response to your latest post. It got me thinking. Only took two cups of coffee too! I was going to post this there, but for some reason I cannot post in the comments section on your page.

  3. I’m close to needing the opposite side of the street myself. Even a constant diet of critters and teeth wears thin. Nice description of an old problem 🙂

  4. So true. There’s always the challenge of finding a new and creative way to photograph. I’m starting to worry that I will forget how to use my camera given I haven’t used it in more than six weeks since breaking my wrist.

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