My collages are about structure and design. I'm playing with color, shape, patterns, layers. The emotion comes from my internal self.
Photography is different. I'm playing with light, angle, time. The emotion comes from my external environment.
It is OK to work in different ways, both are needed and both feel like play. I'll go through seasons of each. I look for ways to overlap and intersect them and that's when I feel like I'm on to something.