Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This picture was taken out my studio window. It is one of those pictures that only happens when all the elements come together, by chance or fate or whatever you want to call it, and there is a camera pointed in the right direction at that very instant.

I read somewhere recently, a man can never be lonely if he has a window with a street view to look out on, and for the past few years I have been recording the scene from my window. Geoff Dyer says in his book "The ongoing moment" which is as good a read there is on photography. looking out at the world from a window is a way of being part of the world without being in it"
I think photographers are almost always in that state of being part of something without being in it.