|Back Home, Tracey Chan, 2012|
From stories told by a friend of my grandfather's, he would be out with his camera, taking his time, slowly and steadily, seeing, looking, and waiting for the right moment to take the shot. I really would have liked to meet him.
I try to be mindful about my photographs, but I am not always successful. It is far too easy with a digital camera to let your mind stray, to be unthinking. Sometimes it works, but mostly it's absolute nonsense. Excess in photography for me is never good. I truly hope to get better at this. On each walk I try to think about Great Gramps and his old clunky camera, his film, his mindfulness and frugality. This seems a simpler and lighter way of creating and living. Deleting the excess feels like freedom.
On that note, Photo Walk TT has been a great chance to practice, meet new people, and get out to new and old places in Trinidad. Join us for the next one if you're around.