Going back to yesterday’s stereotypical introduction to a more resolute 2021, I’m trying something new on Instagram, all while decoarting the house. Think of it as a mix of interiors and photography. Selfies need not apply.
You can follow along here, at least for the month of January but at the rate artwork and photos have stacked up, I might be set for the year.
My start-stop personal account has been wiped clean. It’s been black and white for so long, with a little drizzle of colour over the course of 2020, but everything in it has been put to rest.
It’s not that I don’t like the photos that I’ve posted but when you’re seeing more content there from 2015, 2016, 2017 than you are from the present day, it’s a little telling.
Across other accounts I’ve become more ruthless in curating what’s actually shown, hammering home a particular style or thread of design so in this instance I think it’s good to lead by example. Or failing that, at least take the risk with my own account. Actually, there’s no risk, there’s nothing to lose and plenty of fun to have. That’s more the way to look at it.
Worst case scenario, press pause, tidy up, drop photos from the archive back into play and away we go.
One thing the house is lacking – our home – is framed photos, and it’s not for lack of content.
Between years of images from the world of the arts and theatre, to travels around the world, to snaps from home, family events and the rest, there have been a lot of photos taken over the years.
With a grá for design and interiors, I’m taking the whole lot, putting in a mixing bowl and seeing what comes out the other side.
Seeing a photo is one thing. Seeing that same photo framed in your home, office, someone else’s space, in public – wherever – is a completely different prospect.
I’ve given myself a 30 day challenge (18 of those 30 spent at home during lockdown before venturing back to the office) to freshen up the account and build up it’s audience.
Tips, tricks and links appreciated.
But if you like your photography and fancy seeing the works in some wonderful settings, hop on board.