Every House Has One
This is my office organizer so called. It contains a Blood Ox meter (for covid), staples, glasses ear holders, a month of mail, two old cell phone clips, and extra wallet, a phone battery, a Groucho Marx mask, a CD of the Drifters, and so much more. When I traveled with a Christian singing group in the 70's, I stayed in over 500 homes. Everyone has a similar spot or drawer. Is there a solution for this or is it world wide crisis? If you don't have one start one in an unused drawer. You'll feel much better about yourself. One of my reviewers replied, "I must be an over achiever as my house has dozens and dozens and some are HUGE encompassing entire rooms! Joe"
As photographers, all too often we've been taught rules-of-thumb to follow to make a photo look better - either with compositional rules or with guidelines for achieving something in a technical way. So let's break away from all that strict order and rules and embrace the Chaos. Just go bonkers with new techniques, override the status quo and capture images and stories that speak to you. Perhaps it's chaos at home with your kids, or chaos in Nature with flocks of wild migrating birds; maybe you could showcase chaos in Street Photography with the unpredictableness of crowds. Anything that speaks to you and takes you and your image out of the bounds of what's called "normal". Finding entropy and chaos means shattering perceptions, pushing boundaries, and being willing to unlearn what we have learned all in the pursuit of getting a shot you wouldn't ever have considered capturing earlier. Learning to think about things a little abstractly and without constraint is what we're encouraging you to go and do this week. Cede control. Break rules. Make up your own. All so you can be more creative.