Anyone who knows me will tell you about my fascination for decoding the mundane. I have spent most of my life in pursuit of just the right turn-of-phrase (written or musical) to describe those intangible moments of the everyday that make life – for better or worse – worth the living.
Some of us might profess loftier vistas and pursuits but the Everyday is still a fact and factor determining the course of our lives. For the most part the things that change us happen incrementally, and we lose that precision of The Moment when living these changes. No medium succeeds in capturing intimacies, suspending time, and making these ‘things’ tangible like the humble Photograph. Its double-eye of lens and Taker, calculating and critical, indifferent and enraptured are unison of self-expression and distanced observation.
As 20th/21st century creatures, we understand the power of a photographic image.