Exeter based photographer


What Happens When You're Not Able To Pursue Your Photography?

As photographers we all talk about going out and shooting and actively photographing, but what about when you're not able to get out and shoot? And how incredibly frustrating that can be. Whether that's due to a chronic illness restricting you from picking up the camera and doing some photography, lack of inspiration, the dreary Winter months; whatever that may be, it's the worst thing as a creative to not be able to pursue your creativity.

With my illness, months can go by without getting out and that is just beyond tiresome, especially when in my head I have all these ideas and plans, yet my body is restricting me from going out. It's been a month now since the last time I was well enough to get out of bed and out of the house, so it's been somewhat difficult to say the least. What do you do when you're not able to get out and continue with your photography? I'm hoping to continue with 'My Photo Story' about living with a chronic illness and use that as both a tool of creativity to pursue my passion, but as an outlet for my illness too. But it obviously can be extremely difficult to do so at times when you're even too unwell to get out of bed and sit in a wheelchair.

I would love your feedback about what you do when you're stuck inside and not able to fully pursue your photographic dreams, and to come up with ideas of photography projects we can all take part in, despite whatever situation you may currently be stuck in.

Feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below.