I am a new member with an old heart for photogrpahy. I was wondering what other people thought about themes in your photographic work.
I find that themes and cohesiveness are hard to come by in my work and I was looking for strategies to making a cohesive body of work.
I try to stick with one theme and look to the photos I publish to my Instagram account. "Rural Kansas" is ultimately my theme, but occasionally I find other interesting things to shoot. I think the look and style of my photos are pretty similar whether I am shooting a barn in a field, or an antique couch in a winery I was visiting. You definitely wont find what I'm having for dinner or any silly stuff in my body of work. I try to keep it pretty themed. https://www.instagram.com/explorekansas/
One thing that I've been struggling with myself is find themes, and developing my work so that there is a clear message throughout a body of work. I know some of my images are really good, but there is not a direction to them, meaning they all seem separate and without a story behind them.
I tend to want to document things, but I was wanting to step up my portfolio so that there is a clear, concise direction.
I love the contrast! If you were shooting landscapes I think it'd be very Ansel Adams like. Are you using Lightroom to post-process?
Beyond the B/W I don't get a theme in your work. Granted, I am no expert at all!!!!
What do you love to shoot? People in action? Artistic Portraits? Nature? Architecture? In my mind, my theme is rural Kansas, but I do float away from that sometimes, but I think the majority of my shots are rural Kansas.
But who is to say a "subject" has to be a theme? What do you love to shoot? What inspires you to pick up the camera?