These risks were paralyzing at first, but as the creator pushed past discomfort and experimented with the medium, they flipped their paradigms about what good photography was, found wonder, and started to incorporate the process of framing photos into their daily life, actively searching out situations that met the unique constraints of their medium of choice: high contrast light, still life (since the low shutter speed of the camera lent better to these situations), and the visceral feeling of emptiness that originally inspired them.

By pushing themselves beyond comfort and embracing a state of “fuck it” playfulness, there was failure, which manifested itself as pictures that didn’t turn out the way they were envisioned, or ended up looking like nothing at all. Rolls of film were developed and the creator learned and adapted his behavior further to suit the medium, until they were truly creating work to be proud of.