This is my zen , when I hold a camera in my hands and look threw the viewfinder time stops . All the noise , the 24 hour t.v. tower , the ever scrolling social media shit show , the he said / she said "all for show" slop house . It all stops . All I care about in those moments are what is in that viewfinder . What it shows me about what I am photographing and what it ulimately shows me about myself .
How does someone explain the intangible? The magic of it . I guess its like how my musician friends explain playing and it may seem like 5 mins has past and you look up and its 2 hours gone . That is a part of it . Time stops . Its not about camera models or lenses or shutter speeds or f stops . Its about the moment . Its about that magic that makes time stop . That is all there is .
To do this for any other reason is dishonest and in my mind the ultimate sin . I don't really care about business models (even though I have one ) or pricing structures ( I have one of those too ) or any of that noise . To be honest , the only reason I have them is cause by charging to do session work I get to do the thing that I love , The Actual Session work . Time stops there too , with kids smiles and playful fun. With loving looks between parents , With women in pretty dresses with the world in the palm of there hands , time stops there too .
To pour over the work of the people that I love Edward Weston , Imogen Cunningham, Richard Avedon , Minor White , Vivian Maier and many many more . Time stops there too . To look threw such talented eyes , to see what they saw even for a second . What a gift that is . To just stare at Oceano 1936 or any photo from into the American west and get lost for what seems like a second but could very well be an hour . This is what I am talking about , pure magic .
This all may come off a little cheese ball in this "internet savvy , sarcasm fueled " world but its the truth , its not about gear , its not about money , its not about business , its all about those moments . All the other stuff can go away and I would still be chasing those moments , those gaps when time stops .