Sony RX1, 35mm f2 Carl Zeiss
ISO100, f/8, 1/125, raw
400W strobe facing subject, 120x80cm soft-box
After so much looking at myself I can say I’ve seen a lot and understood little. That little being that there’s little to understand, because our own image will always be blurrier than anything else, no matter what.
If I can’t really say what I am, at least I can state what I want to be, and then measure how close (or far) I’ll be getting from now on. So, what do I want to be?
I guess I can’t speak for my whole life, but for the next future I would like to reduce myself to a brain, an eye, two hands and a camera. Actually, I wish I could be all of these things condensed into a single tool that would let my creativity work as a constant, individual, and original point of view.
So, today and with this shot the first theme of the project “365 Days of RX1 – one camera, one lens, 12 projects” ends. I have to admit that the monthly theme thing has revealed to be harder than I thought, much harder than a pure 365 project, but at the same time I’m really glad that I dared to raise the stake, because this new project is really changelling me to put all of myself into each and every shot.
It is now time to leave myself where I’m supposed to be, that is, behind the camera, and look at a new theme. I’ll disclose it tomorrow, folks, so stay in touch and see you soon!