First impulse

Reformation 8

I was going through the digital photos we took since the birth (and that is a lot!) of our son and I noticed a peculiar thing.

With digital cameras it is easy and tempting to make a lot of pictures.

So when something ‘happens’ we click a way, but…. I found that in 8 out of 10 pictures, the first was actually the best. Even when the photo wasn’t sharp, the scene was the best.

I liked the discovery I made, because it was something I sometimes forget. It is the first impulse that often is the best thing to do. It’s an intuitive thing.

Something directly from the sub-conscious maybe and the way I see it, the sub-conscious is sensing a lot more thing then the conscious ‘us’s’.

After that, rationalization kicks is and we change our minds. Doing things instead of Being. I decided to live life more like an analogue camera. Reacting on the impulse, doing my best to make it sharp and click.

And even when it’s not sharp. The memory won’t be less ‘umpressive’.

When the film roll is developed, I’ll see the result. In the meantime, I enjoy the film roll of my life.

Oh, one more thing.
Make sure to create enough situations that are worth photographing.

Happy shooting.

This painting is part of the Reformation series.
 Reformation is embracing new knowledge and insights in order to rewire existing patterns in the brain and ones natural behavior. Reformation is phase One and internal. Phase Two is Transformation the external result.

One thought on “First impulse

  1. Arnold January 28, 2013 / 10:00 am

    That’s why I am photographing! I hope you will do it for a long lifetime.


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