I've been shirking my responsibilities to myself as a photographer for a little too long as of recent. My camera, always with me, getting little significant use as my vision seemed to wander off out of boredom from scarce employment. Being through these "slumps" before, I know the only way to shake it is to start wearing out some shoes. In other words, do the work.
Go make pictures for the sake of making pictures and let that be your only thing. Make a habit of it again. Take the picture if something makes you hesitate, even if you "know" it won't make the cut. Don't begrudge the process, lean into it.
The title of this post inherited its name from the street seen in the pictures in this post. Having had enough of being a lazy (non)photographer, I thought I'd start at one end of this street in my neighborhood and hoof it to the other. Make some pictures along the way. I did this Saturday. One morning, one street, maybe a 20 minute walk and shit it worked. I got out in that same evening and scrambled up the hill behind our house with my daughter. The next afternoon, my wife and I took a walk along a nearby river. I made 200+ images. I'm sure most of them are garbage but it sparked the idea for a small project that's got me excited.
Point being, I made up my mind to stop waiting for pictures to come to me and forced myself to turn my eyeballs back on. I don't mean to be preachy, this is more just a reminder to myself to quit it with the lazy stuff.