Convenience Counters

By: Gustav Hoiland

Feb 25 2012

Category: Uncategorized

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Focal Length:23mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Done It

Ideas for project oriented work unrelentingly find themselves lodged in my headspace. This is the first image in a project that might become, or might descend into some mushy mass of loosening neural connections. Or perhaps the production difficulties will plague me, dissuade from pursuing the project, and leave me ever-bitter whenever I seek to conveniently procure petty indulgences (Snickers, usually).

I know what content I want to show, I know generally how I’d like it framed, and this comes pretty close. What’s nagging me is the desire for technically “high-quality” images (low noise, deep depth of field, etc), and the inconveniences inherent in the creation of such images. Tripod, careful perfectionisty setting up, possible use of off-camera lighting, etc. In a smallish space with customers streaming by, even at off-peak times.

It’s when I stop thinking about the project at all that my motivation totally shrivels up. But the more I look at the work already created, visualize what it could become, hammer out the logistics of it all, and all the other factors, the more it just makes sense that I should do it.

I need that guy’s shirt and a mirror.

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