Here's an example of using limitations to your advantage. I was doing a shoot in a hotel room with my friend Rose a few years ago, and there weren't that many interesting options for getting a memorable image. I'm sure you all know how uninteresting most modern hotel rooms are. Anyway, I shot a few images and almost gave up thinking that the photo below was the best I could do. (story continues below)
She then stood up and I noticed the lamp which was hanging over the empty space where we had moved a desk out of the way. And then I had my 'ah-ha!' moment and told her to stand behind the lamp. The following photo was the result and has since become one of my most recognized images. Had I had tons of lighting equipment, this moment would never have materialized because I wouldn't have had to desperately improvise. In fact, the reason I developed my black and white style was because I was never technically trained in photography. It was that limitation that forced me shoot only in certain lighting conditions and as a result, my look was born.
Thanks for all the orders yesterday and today. I managed to get everything in the mail on time. I'll be making another trip to the post office tomorrow for any additional orders.
This is a photograph from over the summer when I was playing around with some experimental imagery with my iPhone and girlfriend. I found it a bit too experimental for my usual style so I never made it public, until now. Take it or leave it, I tend to like it for personal reasons.