Explanation

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After week 73 there came no new photographs. No new blog post with curated photographs of the previous week. None of that. After 73 weeks, and many personal events in between, I think it was enough. Enough at least to share, enough at last to keep my photo a day project going like I used to. It feels like I’m on a crossroad and I feel the urge to figure out what direction I want to go. Maybe somewhere there is already a lead, so I decided to pause and contemplate on what I’ve been doing.

I feel about photography in many, almost, conflicting way’s. As much as it comes from what happens in front of the camera, and possibly triggers me, I wonder how much photography is really about what happens in the photograph. In fact, what we capture, might not even have happened. I’m probably more attracted to the interpretational side of photography then the more observational part. Likely also because I think the observational part is strongly affected by how we, as individuals, interpret the objectivity. And as such, you might wonder if there is really something like objectivity in the first place.

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Therefore I like to have a moment to pause, sit back, relax, and to explore new things in my photography. It also provides me a chance to look at what I’ve been doing and making in the previous 73 weeks. and if I can sort of rearrange things and tighten up my edit(s). And I really like to explore that fine line between what’s really happening in front of the camera or the things that happen with you and to bring that together, if that all makes any sense.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma