De Panne 2016
Japanese Gardens 2013
San Francisco 2013
Cap Corse 2012
New York 2011
Cold Winter 2010
Rocca di Papa 2010
dans l'instant. The
a (more or less conscious) concept of time and
location in the photographer's mind. In terms of camera use, it means simply the moment your camera
"clicks" - but I would like to point out a meaning related to perception.
Thus, a camera is capturing the most important - but also most fugitive -
factors: time and light. These are omnipresent components of our life and still
they are totally impossible to grasp themselves. Nevertheless
light stimulate our senses all the time. Now, photography freezes life's perceptions at one
"shooting" these stimuli of a single instant you will let them
survive - in a way. Further, photography seems like a way
to "pause" in this
speed-of-light world... and to loose for a while the "ME-cramp"
(that's how Frederick Franck calls in the Zen of Seeing our constant
self-concern). In fact, photography becomes a freeing
experience if one can get lost in this world of glittering lights and dancing
colors. And then, on the other hand: it is also the photographers intention
to clarify and/or mystify the meaning of the initial
he is binding in a mysterious way the Dionysian to the Apollonian. He acts on
the "instant-it-clicks" by
his camera utilization and, simultaneously, the later puts a meaning
into this act itself. Stimuli are transcended into Ideas...
a deep breath and... release the shutter - the shot might be significant
or not... But it
is the pleasant memory of this "instant-it-clicks"
of my camera and the memory of having been there -
having been totally immersed into that very moment. That sensation keeps
us wandering around with camera and tripod, on the search of The World
Soul. Later back home, being surprised
or, often, also deceived by your earlier perceptions. These are then
the moments of Truth,
"of objectification". The second act of photographing mysteriously connects the
with the durable where it can. And deletes (into nothingness) what lacks
this connection. The first step is a more impulsive and than,
secondly, follows a more thoughtful way. A photographers driving force
might be to let the ephemeral subjectivity of the instant gain through his
lens an "objective" meaning, a signification. He wants to share the
perceptual life on this earth. The acting components of a photo (like subject,
form, colors and content...) are in the world of digitalized
post-production not only defined at the "instant-it-clicks"
but also by thoughtful and
playful moments at home. As four edges are put around the captured
instant in post-production, the initial act of perceiving
is continued. At
that second instant you are somehow interacting with your own
perception. (Even scanning your old film negatives gives you this "second chance"). You are enabled to change the actual
fact of the captured world - and that makes the "instant-it-clicks"
stay, transforming it into an "instant-to-last"
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