While writing the book, sorry creating the book, you come against all sort of short comings. The camera, the letter-fonds, the letter-colours, are giving me a challenge, which in a way are fantastic. A true part of an artistic process. Many pages in the book are now different again. On my way, walking while talking in my head (what will people think if i said it out loud) new ideas come to me. The poor camera has to deal with many impossible situations but some of the results are wonderful.
The #PhotographyIsArt gives some nice results with some great surprises. The idea that photography is more than a click of the finger is not new, it is as old as photography itself. Photography is more than just one moment, you can create that one moment. Take the time to find that one moment.
Experimenting with leafs to create a picture, like experimenting with paint. Putting a leaf on a glass plate sprayed with water. To play with light reflection by using aluminium foil under the glass plate. To create a picture, not a moment. All this experimenting came from the encounter of a drifting leaf in a pond.
Seeing or maybe better a certain vision stands central in most artistic expression. Photography as art shows an artistic expression what you not always see. You create the photo not taking a photo. The camera does not create it, at times it shows you what our eyes don’t focus on. In this case the reflection of the skeleton leaf by not focussing on the leaf but on the water. The glass plate reflection will never become the same as the natural way, a different perspective of a found object. One found laying on the pond the other found, wherever, placed in position.
Sometimes you use the camera to create something more surreal, out of control, making without knowing what you are making. Looking at the result, not really knowing how it got that way. The above photo let you see something different inside a glass of water. Virtualisation of reality, making, creating abstract expression without aim.
You never can predict what people like no matter the use of composition, colour, framing etc. etc.. At times people like something that makes you wonder. The above photo became the most populair photo from me on Twitter, why? perhaps that is the art of photography, you never know the exact outcome.