A photograph is a curious object – the way it plays with memory, perception, an artifact from time. It can be premeditated, or not, an expression or a fact. But as a human invention, a photograph is always a choice, created from a decision.
These are some of the reasons compelling me to carry a camera. As a kid, photography seemed like a fascinating power and as I grow older, perhaps it still is but it’s also become part of an engaging mix of contemplation, observation and interaction. Creating a photograph is part anthropology and part ecology in an exploration of pattern and artifact.
With the digital era and easy ways to create and share imagery, photography has become an even bigger part of how we experience life and remember. Images play with our perception of time and awareness, documenting a surprising transience of every part of the world and even ourselves.
In my own personal journey through time and space the camera is a favorite companion that opens my eyes and mind, a meditational exercise that enables me to be more present. The results extend that experience when reviewing why some images are more engaging than others. Perhaps, and hopefully the results interest others as well.
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Reach out if you have a project to talk about or to find about other imagery not shown here. I’m available for projects in the San Francisco area and elsewhere on Earth. And if you share an interest in photography, imaging and visual culture, check out this 3-part article reflecting on new trends in photography and technology.