My World is Curved
If you remember from the last episode our hero was suffering the angst of the edit and floundering with how to arrive at an artistic vision. He was also four fingers into a bottle of Scotch which did much to amplify the angst and floundering. But, today is a new day so...
I needed operational definitions of Subject, Vision, and Style. So I came up with the following:
Do I feel any better for having done this? Sure, some. Will I violate every tenant just outlined; most certainly. But what this does do is give me some direction and focus. It's also a first draft so further work is both necessary and natural. This is not a Cease-and-Desist order against taking pretty pictures of bright and perky flowers or postcard shots of Balboa Park, it's merely an emotional catalogue of what compels me to make a photographic image. During my next culling of the herd I'll reflect on these thoughts and the wounded, weak and woeful will be more easily recognized and thinned-out.