All dried up!

All dried up!

Egyptian Sunrise

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I am at a creative dry spot today. I hit it harder than usually. I feel like I have fallen down a well, hit the dry bottom now I am flat on my back looking up a small pin point of light. How did I get down here? I’m tired. Too tiered to climb out, certainly not today.  This is one of those days I look at the screen and I hate my blog. I hate that it has so much control over me. I hate that I feel like I need it and that I must post something. I need it because it has created business. It’s made me friends. It’s opened new doors. And yet, it’s creatively too demanding. They say a blog is like a shark, it must keep swimming to survive. Sometimes I’d like to drown this shark. Spear it!

I hope I’m not getting you all depressed. The fact is, I’m not depressed. I’m just tired. I’m tired of trying to be creative and think of creative things to share with people. I love sharing things when I can think of them. But today I just can’t think of anything. So I’m going to post you an image I shot last month in Egypt. I’m going to go get a couple of steaks, sit in my backyard grill them to perfection and smoke a pipe. A pipe always helps. Maybe tomorrow I’ll think of something to share.

( Remember; you’re welcome to use any images on this blog for non-commercial use. Just linked this website when you do use it. Enjoy -mb)

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Matt Brandon

Matt is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by business and organizations around the globe. Matt also on the design board for Think Tank Photo, a camera bag manufacturer. In 2013 Matt founded the On Field Media Project to train the staff of non-profits to use appropriate technology to produce timely as well as quality images.


  1. Hasifleur

    Hey we all get into that. Sometimes some of us never get out. It's a crap shoot. In Eygypt? Hope you find some good stuff to put in that pipe. If you need a contact …..

  2. olli

    Hello Matt. Just a thought but overtime you have built up a regular core of readers and contributors (I'm the former, not the latter – this is my first comment). Why not invite some contributions from them? Send a favourite image and talk about why the photographer took it, what makes it a favourite etc. Or images from some of the places your readers have been that others may not have reached yet? Like I say, just a thought. Enjoy the steaks.

  3. Bill

    I'm happy to just view a photo like the one above, no commentary necessary.

  4. Matt Brandon

    Thank you all. I appreciate the encouraging words. And please don't be so shy Olli, chime in anytime.

  5. Matt Brandon

    Hasifleur – I am not in Egypt now. That was a month back. I am in Malaysia, where I live now. As for stuff to put in my pipe, well, I keep it street legal and high quality. These days it's Peterson's Special 2010 Reserve.

  6. Jay Brooksby

    Thanks for the post anyway! I think we all feel this way at times.

  7. U_wall

    Beautiful photo though… As you say there is always some light – even if only a pinpoint. 🙂

  8. Brad

    Fabulous shot, Matt. I keep going back to it and finding more to enjoy in it. If the steaks were 1/2 as good, I'm sure the day finished on a high note.

  9. Manuel Lao

    just relax 🙂

  10. Tutor Digital

    Keep swimming. Your blog and podcast are valuable to a lot of people. I'm a big fan!


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