When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
~ Ansel Adams
So here I am, building yet another iteration of my website, and I realise that the platform I’ve chosen includes a Blog module.
OK, I think, I’ll give it a go. I’ve never had a blog before. I enjoy writing, but not as much as making photographs (unlike my big brother). In fact, I’ve often joked that I took the easy way out, given what they say a picture’s worth ...
But there are times when I do feel the urge to share my experiences, opinions, observations, recipes, what I had for breakfast ... oh wait, that's Facebook. Been there, done that. Not really impressed with the way it's been monetised, commercialised, advertising-ised and algorithmised to death. (I may yet revisit FB as an extension platform to this site for marketing and print sales, but that’s another story.)
Hey, I think. This is my site, and my blog. Here, I can at least guarantee that my musings will remain accessible and ad-free.
So, welcome to the next chapter of the journey! To my thoughts and commentary on matters past, present and future. Concrete, conceptual, and crazy. Mostly about photography, and the business of photography, but definitely, categorically – no recipes.
Your comments are welcome, but please be advised that for the enjoyment of all, they will be mediated. I’m quite happy if you disagree with me, or each other, but please keep it clean, respectful, and on topic.
And for my part, I’ll undertake to keep posts under 1,000 words.
BTW, Ansel didn’t have social media to worry about in his day, so he could afford to be a bit more existential than me. Also, I feel I should point out that he didn't actually keep his word – I learned my craft in no small part from his three ... iconic ... volumes. He just couldn’t help himself.