Saturday, December 7, 2013

Minimalism/ symbolism

I'm not sure about these...

Miniature clay head, unknown provenance

Beach at Bridlington, East Yorkshire

Or these...

Asline Road, nr Bramall Lane, Sheffield

Heeley Retail Park, Chesterfield Road, Sheffield

As Andre Kertesz says, you've got to keep looking for something different, don't take a shot just because it resembles images you've shot before. Don't lose your photographer's eye.

I won't make any judgements. I saw something I 'liked', and these are the record. On to the next.


  1. What do you mean you are not sure? Have you lost the photographer's eye?

  2. I like these images. I'm not sure why, or whether I ought to like them as much as I do.

    What makes these images are the details, which are not the first thing you notice.

    Clay head - the grain of the wooden desk top.

    Beach - bird footprints in the sand.

    Asline Road - the scattered leaves, (what happened to the trees?!)

    Heeley Retain Park - the roll of paper on the pavement.

    Roland Barthes in 'Camera Lucida' talks about the 'punctum', the detail that makes the image. For example, the paper in #4.

    But... I don't know.