Empty Sight

By: Gustav Hoiland

Feb 26 2013

Category: architecture

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Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:100mm
ISO:3200
Shutter:1/250 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
All Around

The court minus players. The mind minus that nagging inspiration to either recognize visual interest or just start playing around already and make something ya? A kind of prolonged bleh that lasts through a couple of quick explorations, petering out only after the camera has been floored, separated only by its painted skin from the blood sweat and tears of a million indoor-sport-playing men.

Recently I read a photographer’s observation of his own realization that he was getting little bumps of pleasure every day when his mind recognized a possible photograph, a quick visual delight. I certainly feel it, and I think most photographer types do, at least those whose approach involves a certain degree of whim.

But lately I’ve noticed I get that same thing from my own English thoughts. Having taken a more serious look at writing, I’ve realized that I’m a huge fan of illustrative sentences. David Foster Wallace’s text is drenched in it, good it. Though less frequently, and of lesser quality, I’ve noticed my own mind churning out myriad snippets of phrase with which I take pleasure from upon realizing what it is that I’ve thought (that’s the kind of sentence that causes me to involuntarily grasp my temples and pull damp fingers along both cheeks to the tip of my nose).

Experienced, but not recorded.

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