Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Snapshots

I don't know why I have developed such a fascination with photography lately. I think it's something to do with being able to present snapshots of a life. Humans, in our society, have been conditioned to walk through our daily, ordinary lives looking for that special metaphoric photo. We are constantly looking for meaning, waiting for something to become 'perfect' in some sense. Sometimes things already are perfect, meaningful, but because of our preconceptions or expectations of the way things should be, they never appear to 'right'. It really is as if we are walking around, hoping/waiting/wanting for our lives to be a scene in a movie or to emulate that really great Ansel Adams shot. Most of the people I know are, in fact, waiting for each moment to be (seem?) meaningful...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it is all about restfull forms, shapes that captivate the mind so that it can shut out distraction. certain pictures or scenes like trees, waterfalls, fires seem complex yet at the same time simple, they are never predictable but do change within bounds. This is in tune with our minds, our neural networks, and like a pooh shick these rays float into our thoughts and shine on the mind's eye