I recently had spinal surgery. Since then I’ve been picking up where I left off with my hobby – photography. Using my Nikon D850 and the massive lenses post-op has been a bit of a challenge! So, I tentatively switched to ‘mirrorless’ in order to lighten the load. Not only has the small size of the camera and fuji lenses helped me pick up where I left off, I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with Fuji’s legendary colour science. Before using the camera I thought this was a myth perpetuated by fans of the system but there is definitely something about it. Not so much ‘science’ but colour ‘art’ as the colour renditions are tangibly but unfathomably pleasing!
Here are some sample images accompanied by my cover of ‘Sway’.
Hope someone finds this helpful or interesting!
For me, reality is not about what I see. It’s more about why I think what I see, is what I see. This phenomenon always involves others. These constitutive influences are always there but very often ‘out of view’.
Despite bustling with people, the city is often not life-giving. The simplest act of walking to the office from the train station can be jarring – masses to one side and to the other, to the front and to the back – bumping and jostling, without common courtesy, space invaders. You’re too slow, get out of my way.
This morning I made an effort to transcend this daily occurrence. At a point in my walk, I stood away from the crowd, picked up this autumnal leaf, took a deep breath in… out… lifted it to the city skyline, and in that moment felt a sense of peace and life. Snap, snap, snap. Alas, all too soon… time to join the throng again.
This post was inspired by a conversation with my colleague Denice Van Der Putten, soon to be Lloyd!
A thing is not a thing until we call it a thing. The thing then becomes a thing but only in the context of how we’ve learnt to see things. Does that mean there is nothing before a thing is called a thing? Are there such things as pre-existing things? In my thinking yes, but these things are, only what they are, because of what we think they are.
Here’s a tweet from my former tutor, Ken Gergen on this very thing, “One cannot describe something for what it is, because there is no ‘thing’ before the act of describing. Why not describe in hopes of what something can become?”