Work can really get in the way of creating sometimes. This summer has been rough that way and I feel like the well has been emptied and then emptied again for good measure. So it has been hard to think of things to do.
This week, I was looking at the work of conceptual photographer Catherine Just. One of the things that I like about her work are the prolonged exposures she does and I thought that might be an interesting experiment to try here.
There is nothing fancy about this photograph. Jack Henry was settling in for a nap. I set the app LongExpo Pro on 16 seconds and just waited. I watched his eyes and his ears, his breathing. The exercise also really forced me to just be. It took a few shots before I saw something I felt I could work with. A little cleaning up and there you go-
I know some might look at this and see nothing beyond a blurred image. But for me, it is a life being lived in seconds.
I will definitely be doing more of these and I think I would like to try some using a Polaroid. In fact, I can see a whole project around the idea of 16 seconds.
Today’s Dog Quote:
“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating.”
– Mark Haddon
Image taken with LongExpoPro and processed using Snapseed and Provoke
For today: 16 Second Exposure