During a UTAS Architecture study trip to western India a few years ago, my lecturer/guide commented that I was frustratingly prone to ‘…viewing the world through a lens’. As a passionate proponent of sketching, a medium in which I’m beyond woeful, I’m not sure that he meant it as a compliment but nonetheless he had a point.
I do see the world through a lens – it’s my way of interpreting the spaces I occupy, however fleetingly. Its a way of taking a brief micro-ecology of movement, gesture, interaction and reaction and reducing it to something tangible – an acknowledgment that a moment has occurred and that, at some level, there is always a story to be told.
To be honest I didn’t like Istanbul for the first few days I was there. It was too big, too touristy and, oddly, too ‘European’. But as with photography, travel and most things, if you take a moment to look there’s always a story.
EM5, m.ZD 12mm, Nokton 25mm, m.ZD 45mm and m.ZD 75mm.