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September Diary
Up now, over there.

September Diary

Up now, over there.

…I recognized that in solving this picture I was imposing a very classical kind of structure on it. Structurally it is very similar to Claude Lorrain - a very traditional classical organisation of space where he would perhaps have on the right a classical pediment where I have the Standard station. On the left where I have a telegraph pole he might have a tree. And then there’s the one point perspective
Diary: August
It’s time for another monthly diary entry. Another in a long summer that keeps taking chunks out of everyone I know. Tough times, endless heat, and rising tensions.
http://www.alexjdsmith.com/index.php/monthlies/august-2014/

Diary: August

It’s time for another monthly diary entry. Another in a long summer that keeps taking chunks out of everyone I know. Tough times, endless heat, and rising tensions.

http://www.alexjdsmith.com/index.php/monthlies/august-2014/

I was afraid to repeat in the work, always. If you have to repeat something based on your own work, it becomes weaker. It’s a way of sort of sliding down. You should turn to something that’s new and never done before, even if you don’t succeed.
Topanga Canyon, CA

Topanga Canyon, CA

Joel Meyerowitz: ‘What you put in the frame determines the photograph’

"…the unspoken relationship, the tacit relationship, the impending relationship, all of these variables are there if you choose to see in this way… I wanted the ephemeral connections between unrelated things to vibrate".

The reason I take photographs is to make discoveries for myself. Always trying to piece together the puzzle, that’s where I get my rush. Once I find the answer I am looking for that’s usually it for a project, the excitement and energy is gone. I move onto something else, or away from that subject matter until I can view it with fresh eyes again.