Ghosts

Seeing without understanding.  It’s a goal of mine for this year.  If that doesn’t make sense, that’s okay, it shouldn’t.

Not the most inspiring time of the year, as photography goes.  A little light before and after the work day, a time for subsistence.  But I’m slowly working through this batch of Kodak Ektachrome 64 film I have, way past expiry date.  It seems a luxury to be shooting such grand old film on the mundane and grim places I find myself haunting, grimmer still in this month.  Drive by shootings, I call them.  Ironically the scenes that most capture my attention, draw me in and convey something to me.

There’s something empty here I’m looking for.  More accurately – looking to cultivate an appreciation for emptiness.

My thesaurus, Roget, doesn’t think much of the word empty.   He suggests I try vacant, meaningless, ineffective, vain, ignorant, baseless.  That’s rather rough.  I want none of that.  I want lucid, essential, unburdened.  I guess Roget prefers words that are stuffed to the seams with meanings, I mean he is a thesaurus…

I suppose some clever and twisty artspeak would explain it all better, but I don’t need that, not for now.  For now I’ll just keep haunting.  See what I can scare up.

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All shots taken with a Mamiya 7 II camera on Kodak Ektachrome 64 film.

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