Light distracts me, tantalizes me, sometimes it even taunts me. Harsh light, soft light, blue light, white light, red light, infrared light, blue hour, golden hour, and last light are just a few of its most popular artistic variants.
The sight of light hitting a particular surface, the way light looks on smooth skin, or the coloured reflection of light from the architectural glass on a building, to me light is pure drama, a drama which is played out each and everyday.
I love shooting the street, I like seeing things that others may miss. This photograph is about balance, the two electrical outlets and the contrast of the bricks which are painted pink by the way caught my eye.
The sight of light hitting a particular surface, the way light looks on smooth skin, or the coloured reflection of light from the architectural glass on a building, to me light is pure drama, a drama which is played out each and everyday. Even on uninteresting dull dreary days when soft light casts even gray shadows on everything have purpose to me because it’s on those days when architectural details often come out to play.
Chasing light, the act of translating what I see with my eyes into a photograph or a painting requires an understanding of light and the way it acts and reacts to various situations and surfaces. Light can be reflected, be refracted, or be simply absorbed in some instances, each instance is different, each surface unique, each variant beautiful.
First, I have no intention of getting my head in your game. I play my game by my rules, I play the game based on my personal strengths. I like to succeed or fail on my own terms, using my own special tool box.
Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Self examination, is an introspective journey into the dark recesses of your mind, it can and will be uncomfortable, it will jar your current belief system in ways you may not be prepared for. It will unnerve you.
Strategies are about the future and this strategic plan is about changing my strategy from a platform of weakness and ambiguity, to one of strength and razor sharp focus. It is about using my personal strengths to move forward. It is also about removing the fog of modern living and finding a balanced method for organizing everything in my life.