I think this is the first time I’m posting a single image.
I don’t like doing that because this blog is about films, developers and yes, cameras also. The pictures I post are nothing but examples of my little experiments.
The pictures that I post have no value, either artistic or expressive.
They aim to illustrate a certain film in combination with a certain developer.
That being said why am I posting this image?
Yesterday afternoon I went for a walk with my son. It was about 5 pm and the Sun was still very strong. I had the Ricoh with me and I pointed the camera at him. I could see the sunlight blinding me through the viewfinder. I could also see the 500 speed warning blinking, I was even too lazy to change the aperture from f11 to f22, at least to try and get the right exposure.
I just thought… what the hell… and clicked away.
Nothing on this image is my doing. It’s overexposed, but the flares are beautiful, it’s not the sharpest of pictures but there’s a glow everywhere and… somehow, and I mean this from my heart, the Gods of Photography were kind and through light and shadow and glass and electronics… something magical did happen or call it a stroke of luck.
So what’s it all about?
To me on a very personal level I have to say: the pursuit of magic.