Something went wrong… or maybe not?

December has come at last, soon it’ll be Christmas and the year will finally come to its end. Inevitably, we end up thinking back at what we did during all these months, whether we achieved our goals or – why not – completely changed direction.

This is a bit what is happening here at The Lonely Walkers. We are looking at this project and see what is good, what can be improved and what went wrong. It makes us a bit sad and disappointed to confess that what went wrong this year was the heart of the whole project, that is to say photography itself. Not every aspect of photography, but we do lack photos of our own cities. We did a few, but could have done a lot more. This is were our project started from, to portray the places we live in, tell the stories of their streets, and share these visions here and on our tlog.

Emma and I had even planned to collect those moments and stories captured in our photographs, and create something beautiful with them (no, I am not revealing what it is to you, as we haven’t abandoned the idea at all!). But we ended up with so few material that we just had to put it off.

Sometimes you need to face failure. But we don’t feel we have failed at all. Sometimes you just need to take a step back, change horizon and try something different. During these months we moved away from Barcelona and Torino, both physically and figuratively. Breathed fresh air, experimented different ideas.

Creative ruts do happen. More often than we would like to admit. But we think it’s a sign telling us to look away for a moment, rethink it all, then come back with a fresh view.

The streets are there for us to walk through, but with the eyes ready to catch the stories. Will we come back? Sure we will. No pressure and no plan, just for the joy of portraying something beautiful.

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About Marta Favro

Full time employee in an online marketing agency, photographer and traveller (not necessary in that order). Graduated in English Literature. Passionate of long walks in the Nature, cats, books, music.
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4 Responses to Something went wrong… or maybe not?

  1. If what you’re looking at doesn’t inspire you, and doesn’t get those creative juices flowing, you need to look somewhere else. It happens to us all (certainly to me anyway!) It’s not your creativity that’s dormant, it just needs a bit of kick that’s all. As you say, no pressure, no plan – don’t force it, it will come.

    • Marta Favro says:

      I totally agree with you, Malcolm. I personally think that these “blocks” are very useful as they force you to stop and really look at what you are doing and at what you have done so far. They are a good opportunity for you to try something different, change direction and plan, and most of all experiment. These moments push us farther, making us look at something new.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!

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  3. mizjo317 says:

    Hi, Marta, I have just happened on your blog after first seeing your wondrous pictures capturing the frozen beauty of winter.
    So, it’s now Feb. 2012, and you were talking about some ‘blocks’ in your creative process? Have you moved them yet? If not, I’m sure you will soon, as you have such a lot of talent.
    These ‘blocks’, gosh they happen to all of us. Sometimes I can write one blog soon after the last, and sometimes it’s banging my head to think of anything to write at all.
    So hang in there, the muse is not far away.

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