I often take breaks from toy photography, I’m certainly not one of those photograph-a-day people. I don’t think I could take a photo every day even if I tried. My ideas have become more complicated as I’ve developed as a photographer and each photo has become more of a project than a quick snapshot.
Almost every photo I post online these days is accompanied by a comment saying “nice to see you back!” on some form of social media. Hey! I didn’t go anywhere!
There was a beautifully relevant comic by The Oatmeal a few days ago on creativity — http://theoatmeal.com/comics/creativity
That fits my attitude to the subject very well. I take time to immerse myself in other things, and eventually the threads and thoughts from other areas lead me back into photography.
Recently I have been putting together a greenhouse, building a “Hackintosh” optimised for video editing, making my own cheese, resurrecting my old Amiga A1200 computer, and buying old Asimov paperbacks from eBay. None of these activities is directly related to photography, but learning, creating and reading about robots do have a lot in common with the stuff I do behind the camera.
The thoughts are beginning to flow back to photographic matters. I even bought a new macro lens last week. It was terrible (and very, very cheap), but that’s not the point.
Maybe I’ll actually order those LEGO parts I need from Bricklink before the weekend is over.