Things as they are…
A gate is always a promise.
Perhaps a promise of bigger things to come.
A hint of bigger things there…
And something may blossom.
All it takes is a bit of introspection…
A possible vision here…
And a revision there.
This is the last of four related pieces, after Mundane Objects, Common Things, and Everyday Things.
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Camera: Canon Prima Twin S
Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800
To be interested in street photography is to be careless.
The above might look better if the boats were cut out of the photograph. The subject would be clearer.
But the eyes don’t always discriminate properly.
Found scenes are things as they are.
Boats and paths as they are.
A child as he is.
There’s an accommodation of sorts.
An ordering of nature.
Camera: Leica M6
Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC
Film: Kodak BW400CN
Wallace Stevens: “You have a blue guitar,/ You do not play things as they are.”
I suppose the whole point of the visual arts is to get us to see things as they otherwise are.
And perhaps be unlikely.
Wallace Stevens: “Things as they are/ Are changed upon the blue guitar.”
This is not a bicycle.
This is not a ladder.
These are not sacks waiting to be moved.
Things as they are not are directions and lines of force.
Things as they are not are relationships between lines, textures, and light.
With things as they are not, we learn the background of things.
Camera: Spotmatic F
Lens: Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35mm F 3.5
Film: Fujifilm Superia Venus 800