Photographic somnambulism

Cognitive thought is the picture killer. Here’s Henry Wessel talking about photographing while nearly asleep. I share this with you because the majority of the photographs in the Winston-Salem project are made in the same state. Early alarm, out of bed, into clothing, grab camera, go. I’m out a bit later than him because I like it as the blue hour goes golden just before the direct sunbeams start pouring in. Retaining the sleepy mental state means I’m not overthinking anything, just seeing and reacting.

Also, from this other video, a quote:

“I photograph anything that catches my eye. That’s the best reason to photograph.”

Henry Wessel.

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