Short answer: because I forced a style on me, thus my photos getting shallow
The reasons why I create photography have shifted from time to time, but in the core, I'm creating my photos to explore the world and express myself. In the last year, I had the (in hindsight bad) idea to base all of my art around the mission of inspiring people to protect and explore the forest.
As much as this goal is close to my heart, it limited me largely in terms of my self-expression. I as a person did not really matter in my art anymore, but rather how good it was at inspiring people. I did not show myself to people as who I am, but rather as an iconized image of someone who loves the forest (which is an important, yet not the only part of my personality). I therefore also tried to limit myself on the style of "tiny worlds", which also went quite catastrophic. All tiny worlds you can see in my gallery were shot before making those 2 decisions. After I limited myself in this way, my art soon got shallow and meaningless to me.
So why did I do all that? Because I wanted my message, that nature is beautiful and worth protecting to reach many people, wanted to "grow" my audience, be "consistent" in my art. I wanted to be good at "marketing" myself.
I don't need to grow. I want to care about less people more and create the art I need to stay sane.
It probably will be a process over time, but I'm trying to get back in more artforms, more styles again.
Because they all are different ways to explore the world, to say different things and communicate with the world.
It'll be a process over time, but I think I'll publish some poetry now.