I've been going crazy editing photos the past couple of days. Finishing up set after set after set. I don't know what happened. Maybe the monotony of corporate life finally ripped a seam and the creative impulse within me burst free.
I recall a day about a year ago when I traveled to Chicago to interview a couple of people for a position at my work. I remember sitting in a room with a couple of men talking business and finance. I was interviewing with one of the VPs of our business, and he was talking about the three Ps according to some sociological record he had read just recently. People, according to this research, were primarily motivated by power, prestige, or property. Then, this VP was asking the job candidate what his main motivation would be, and the candidate was responding with property. I sat there bewildered and beguiled. And then I spoke up and said something about being motivated by the personal. Self-fulfillment. Both of them looked at me with empty expressions, and I knew corporate life was not going to agree with me.
This week, I will be taking another trip to Chicago to meet with the leadership team of our company and discuss their vision for the future. I can already sense myself sitting in the room with them, feeling increasingly disenchanted with their vision. I hear previous conversations in my head about covering overhead costs and about reducing our capital expenditures. Or something to that effect. And my mind slips away to here. To my photos.
Here are some of my latest (of which I hope to be adding many more in the coming year):