Readers of this blog will know that I am what is sometimes called a Butterfly Photographer (and I don’t mean an interest in Lepidoptera). As I walk about, camera in hand, my mantra is: ‘Where’s the Picture?’ I never know what I will see next – my eye is constantly seeking out the next image, flitting from one genre to another. It makes for an interesting life, and in consequence I believe I have a far greater awareness of my immediate environment. And that awareness persists whether or not I have a camera with me.
Two images today. With similarities and differences. They were photographed just over a minute and a half apart and were almost within sight of each other.
I was aware of the discarded pair of windows or doors and it was on my list of objects to be photographed. Moving on from there my eye alighted on the second image. Perhaps the geometric lines and tonal balance and colour of the first image were still being assimilated by my brain, and I saw a distant connection in the second. Both are about glass and framing. One is old, the other new.
Photography is always about connecting with our environment and with aspects of it. What attracts one person, but is dismissed by another as being un-photogenic, is what ultimately leads each one of us to develop our own distinctive voice as an artist.