I have an undying theory, and a year-old draft on this thought about “bare” photography.
The problem is, I could never bring myself to hit the “Publish” button; I feel wrong about writing about minimalism on photography whose content is longer than a caption-length.
This piece by Gordon Lewis reminds me of that draft, and instead of pushing that publish button, I’m going to just link it this time, and this bit, in particular, caught my attention:
It shouldn’t surprise you that this minimalist mindset extends to my choice of equipment as well: one camera, one lens. These days it’s generally a 35mm f/2, which translates to a 50mm-equivalent in APS-C format. Sure it limits my options; that’s the point.
This quoted passage, and this piece I’m working on is something that I’d like to see where this blog is heading next, empowerment through the art of reducing, the art of essencializing. Welcome to the future, 2011.