In this seminal post, Pascal asks us, what are our plans for photography in 2020? I can’t call mine a New Year resolution, ’cause it is not about resolution. A resolution is about something, the contours of which are a known factor, but here I am talking about exploring and discovering. Discoveries are not always achieved in a managed, regimented process. Quite a few are the result of happenstance, or Lady Luck. Think penicillin, Viagra or Post-its.
Which is why I write: exploring (my responsibility, depending on my resolve) AND discovering (who knows what factors are at play here…).
So, why depth? Depth is the sort of word I love, because it has so many layers, facets and implications.
Seeking depth means not being content with being superficial, with scratching the surface, but seeking the whole
Seeking depth means not being content with first pass, because there may always be more
Seeking depth means going beyond the immediately visible, into the less visible, the hidden, the profound, the still
Seeking depth means going beyond the apparent meaning, to the essential, the existential
Seeking depth means going beyond 2D, beyond even 3D, it means getting -and showing- the inside view
Seeking depth means connecting not only with the flesh, but also with the soul
But what I’d really love to trigger with my images of 2020 is what John Connor as a boy says when he grasps the magnitude of what the Terminator is telling him: “this is deep!”
I don’t -yet- know how to deliberately do deep. But I do know I am going to try hard this year… How about you?
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