I took this photograph out of my bedroom window so as to make sure my camera was firing before I took it out.
It probably has to be one of the most regurgitated images I have ever seen but it got me thinking about the idea of something being ‘done before’. When on my degree it was the biggest argument to not pursuing a body of work. “It’s too done”.
If photography is a visual language then are we not just contributing to the conversation that exists already? Having our say, so to speak? For sure, if any one that trys to claim some sort of originality in works such as NY street photography then they are fucking fools, but if there is the understanding that it is their 5¢ on the issue then suddenly it isn’t about what’s new but something more of a homage. For instance, “He don’t want it” was some images shot at Sunday League Football and this has been shot fantastically before but it is such an institution of our society am I not allowed to have a say, even if it does agree with Hans Van Der Meer entirely? Anyhow, just a though, a ramble. I’m off to shoot some seascapes (joke).