Before getting on with 2014 let me just share a few thoughts.
All my efforts in photography during 2013 were intended for this little corner on the web. Cooking Film serves me as a personal visual notebook for my recipes.
It works also as a space of freedom. A very much needed freedom.
I don’t do fine art photography and my skills are very limited but shooting aiming to capture simple and honest examples of a certain film, recipe, camera or lens, takes out all the “creative pressure” from me.
I can just go out and satisfy my compulsive need to take pictures and, on top of that, I’m putting to use images that are intended to be merely illustrative of a combination of things, from the camera, to the developer.
Of course I always try to find different situations and places and “themes” so Cooking Film does not become boring but, in the end, what matters the most is the fact that when someone lands in here and looks at the images, he can trust them, they are honest examples.
For 2014 I want to step up a little. I will be more selfish in the sense that I will try to incorporate a little bit of myself into the pictures.
I will deny myself the total lack of pressure that has been dangerously working as an excuse for “just shooting around” and I will think of the images first and more seriously.
Zero Image 2000
(4 to 5 seconds exposures, the meter recommended 2 seconds)
Adox APH 09