"Proclivity" is a tendency to choose or do something regularly. It's an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing. There are hobbyists, there are devotees, and then those who are a fusion of both. I'm most intrigued by the latter. One who fervently collects Star Wars figurines, frequently dresses up in a Stormtrooper uniform, and allows such a habit to freely spill into his personal life (and space) is high up on the list of scenarios I love to photograph.
One of the angles of someone's obsession that tickles me is the coexistence between the one who "is in deep" and the one who couldn't care less. I witnessed this in a few instances when I shot my Project Tiki series. Then of course sometimes it's a shared interest. That's fun, too!
This series is part of an ongoing personal project on people's propensity toward various forms of proclivity. If you know someone (or a group of folks) that you think might fit the bill please shoot me a note and let's talk. Always interested in great subjects - healthy and unhealthy obsessions welcome!
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