Document it

2013, Photography
Tumbling down

Tumbling down

The last two weeks passed by faster than expected and there was no time to pause, edit, and process my photographs. Through a conversation with a friend I have been thinking about my direction in photography. Currently I am not really in search of new goals. And although I do have some ideas I have decided to keep these for myself until it matures and I feel more comfortable with it. In the meantime I try to follow my friend’s advice and try to celebrate life.

Look closely

Look closely

Document life

Document life

The thing is, our lives matters. And it makes perfect sense to document these. We all have dreams, hopes, goals, and desires, yet what really matters is what you already have around you. Family, friends, maybe a pet, your camera. On the NY’s lens blog there was a great and honest story by Hiroyuki Ito remembering his cat. In between all the great issues of modern day life, politics, economics, this is worth to see.

Document life

Document life

Photograph by Wouter Brandsma

16 thoughts on “Document it

  1. Those who can look closely enough are those who document life in all its existentialism with these amazing contrasts of yours. And that means celebrating life with all its ups & downs, straight ways & curvy roads.

    “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” (Albert Camus)

    The sky may grow dark but as long as you got the camera at hand there will be a way into the light. Your gorgeous light, Wouter!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

  2. As always, splendid photography and splendid thoughts. I appreciate very much your ongoing demonstration of how writing and photography help us see more truly. Jamie.

  3. Love this week’s posting. I think you can go every day taking pictures which will accumulate into something quite special years later. At least, that’s what I’ve seen. At first it may seem mundane, but as time goes by, you realize they are historical treasures. I had this guy’s book when it first came out. Reminds me of the cat you posted.
    http://accad.osu.edu/~tmendoza/

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