Are you an inquisitive person? A bit of a maverick, perhaps? Do you hate being told what to do and would rather find out on your own? When you explore software do you sometimes think: I wonder what would happen if I tried ‘that’? If you don’t like the result, you can always press Undo. Nothing disastrous is likely to happen.
When I’m out in the garden and it starts to rain, I retreat inside and disappear into my study. When it’s getting near lunch and it’s a bit too late to start a new DIY task, I disappear into my study. When I’m at a loose end, I disappear into my study. I can very easily find an excuse to disappear into my study. And, as you will have guessed, in my study sits the iMac and usually there’s an image sitting on the screen, looking very inviting.
I’m a maverick. I’m naturally inquisitive. I enjoy looking round corners – physical ones and visual ones. Sometimes, a little bit bored with the same old processing workflow, I doodle electronically. I experiment: I try something daft or weird. It’s me saying to myself: I wonder what would happen if I tried ‘that’? Very often it’s a waste of time – I can be quite good at time-wasting.
But sometimes, an experiment looks promising: I see potential and I pursue an idea. I may take some wrong turns, and end up in creative cul-de-sacs, out of which I have to back. but there are times when I click on an option, stare at the screen and feel like punching the air and shouting ‘Yes!’
Here’s an occasion when I punched the air metaphorically. It took about half an hour to get to this point. What is it, you say? I don’t know – it’s whatever you imagine it to be. Does it matter what it is?
Is it photography? Now that’s a question! These are the original pixels, a few cropped off, nothing added (apart from the border). The pixels have just been shuffled around a bit. It’s not meant to be taken seriously – it’s just a bit of fun.
Any ideas for a title?