For a moment today, time stands still — but you can tweak one thing while it’s stopped. What do you do? Photographers, artists, poets: show us STILLNESS.
Stillness is the essence of photography. We have captured a moment, somewhere around 1/200th of a second or less. Our cameras let us decide how small a slice of reality we want to have. Once taken, the image is ours. We can concentrate on seeing what we wanted to see, or begin to notice what else was there. A final tweak, we can begin to see what isnt really there, artifacts of our imagination.
Time does stand still, it’s a dimension. We, however, continue to move within it. Photography, art and literature are our attempts to make sense of what we see as we drift forever downstream.
This photo was taken with my original HP digital camera. It weighed a lot and had a 4meg memory chip. No screen at the back to show you what you had got. The pond is in the Petit Sablon in Brussels. I dont think I’ve ever captured a better water pattern, try as I might.