Friday, November 23, 2012
PATRICK SUMMERFIELD: "Art starts where consciousness ends. This is why we must invent untruths for those who require explanations."
PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: Whether this has started being art or not, I'll leave to my analyst when I have one after I am committed. However, the photography that most engages me is always about seeking to get beyond the mechanical, rational mind until something clicks. If it's any good, later, in processing, things keep clicking. For me, the clicks are much the same whether in Waterbury or Galapagos. After that, I only hope the images click somewhere else. Other photographers tell me that they also have felt a certainty that goes beyond mechanics when capturing some of their best shots. Is there any value in knowing this? I still don't know how many clicks it needs until its art. I guess a lot. Perhaps my analyst will know.