Saturday, May 16, 2020

08/19 The View out the Window

It's the view out my window and it reminds me of those early photographs by Louis Daguerre and Henry Fox Talbot. When one is experimenting with a new process, a new camera, or just seeing if the damn thing works, you go to the nearest window and press click. In my case it's the view out my kitchen door onto the neighbouring buildings and the view keeps cropping up in all my folders. It even showed up when a painter friend came to sat with me during the summer of 2018. But that poetic image of looking out the window is a reminder of experimentation itself; that one has to keep experimenting, trying new things, failing, in order to move forward.