I’m starting to slowly realize that the snapshot style photography that I do whilst I am on the poodle walks is about the moment. They are photos of fleeting moments that cannot be rephotographed:
They are also about nothing much. Just everyday scenes that I am walking through, or walking past and that I wouldn’t pay much attention to, if I didn’t have a camera and we weren’t hanging about. It is through the ‘hanging about’ that I start to see the little things around me that I wouldn’t normally notice.
So it is a different kind of aesthetic to my project based work, which is far more conceptual and studied.
So where do I go to find an aesthetic sensibility about the humble things that are nothing much? Would it be something along the lines of Wabi-Sabi, with its emphasis on transience and imperfection? It does look like it.