For me the true business of photography is to capture a bit of reality (whatever that is) on film…if, later, the reality means something to someone else, so much the better.
This is so true, sometimes we photograph because we simply like to press that shutter. Sometimes we frame with intent and yet other times, instinct takes over. Some may argue that the more you photograph the more you see. I tend to agree with this thought, the art of photographing matures like anything else and our eyes simply “see” better, frame better. Our cameras become extension of our eyes, our senses, its almost like a “Spider Sense” it just is. So if you’re new to this craft, keep pressing that shutter, keep seeing, even without a camera, let time pass, and I’m sure things will happen. If you’re a seasoned Tog, then reinvent yourself, there are many roads which to embark, think outside the box, go against what feels comfortable. If you shoot portraits for a living, perhaps shoot some street or landscape, keep that eye guessing as to what’s next, its always good exercise. I now Patrick LaRoque did with his X100.
On a side note, I’ve felt that deep connection with a few cameras already ─ the Ricoh GRD3 and the Panasonic GF1. For some reason, I’m still not quite there with the Lumix LX3 but I’m getting there. I’m hoping to feel the same way with my upcoming Canon EOS/50mm 1.8, only time will tell. I’m out of here, see ya.