These days, my trusty X-Pro1 is with me nearly everywhere I go, from popping out for a quick dinner, to watching Wicked! at the weekend, even to work, where it gets to go out for brief lunchtime shoots with me. It is such a luxury to have a camera with me at all times without breaking my back from the weight of lugging around a huge lump of magnesium alloy and glass.
This has in turn, meant that I am shooting things and situations which I normally only observe and wished I had a camera with me. All manner of randomness that life presents to one on a daily basis, juxtapositions of people and places, things, colours, light and shadows, all fleeting, and showing up at the most unexpected moments. Now, I am prepared, X-Pro1 in hand (not a 5D markII in a cabinet at home), to freeze these moments in a dance of 1’s and 0’s for posterity.
Everything is interesting if one would only be open enough, cast out preconceptions, refresh jaded eyes. All that is old is new again, be a tourist in your own town. Decidedly, it is not easy, for humans have the tendency to tune out white noise, anything that is ‘normal’ and regular, will at some point be tuned out, becoming a sensory wallflower, overlooked and ignored.
But look hard enough, and its all there – the comic, the tragic, the mundane and the plain beautiful. Only if you would but look.