I used to take photography for the glamour of it. Big lenses, fancy DSLRs, Photoshop flares, god awful colour balance work, you name it. I knew I wanted my mind to be at peace and I also knew my photography skills was pretty damn bad. Mental exhaustion was a common obstacle I had to deal with growing up. I was a really jumpy kid and had to see multiple doctors. It was a mixture of agitation and excitement, depression and sluggishness. In my later years, this led to frequent quiet walks on the streets with just the smallest cameras (mostly film), aiming for the simplest subjects in arms reach.
I stopped hunting for beauty and paused every now and then on my walks to capture the ordinary and mundane. I fell in love with this mediation process and it restarted my passion and curiosity for the craft I never knew I had.