Update: I am now posting my daily photos on my Photo Diary Page which can be found here.
I am also posting a small selection of these on my personal Instagram account. Which can be found here
I recently picked up a Ricoh GR II which to me is hands down the best camera I have ever bought. Not because of all the bells and whistles but merely for the fact that It doesn't have all the bells and whistles.
It get's out of my way when shooting, much like a Leica. I was recently using a Leica M6 as my primary camera for daily use. Even though it's small and unassuming, my inability to wait for pictures won out.
This could be seen as a negative, as the likes of Garry Winogrand and Eric Kim are proponents of sitting on your work and becoming emotionally detached from it. So that you can look at the images with a more objective eye and are less likely to be swept up in the feelings that you had when you took the pictures.
However, this is exactly what I want to avoid. The images I take daily are really a reflection of how I am feeling that day, and that's something I want to remember. The camera for this type of work should be an extension of myself, of my eye and in turn an extension of what I am feeling emotionally at that time.
Granted the photographs won't be objective, but they're not meant to be. They are meant to be what I am feeling and experiencing at that time, they aren't perfect, because hey, life isn't perfect. Much of my professional work is making unrealistically beautiful images of beautiful people in perfect clothes. Now, this isn't to say that these people aren't beautiful as they are, everyone is.
However after living such a long time in this strangely controlled place where I can dictate how a strand of hair should fall or how open or closed a person's eyes should be it is good to surrender myself to the imperfect images that I make with the Ricoh. It's a voluntary simplicity. To me it's life, life isn't perfect, it's rough around the edges, imperfect, blurry and full of emotions, it's all of these moments wrapped into one.
If you enjoy these images, let me know.