Kokoro - Wandering Through a Photographic Life

Backstage Kokoro

A "behind-the-scenes" look at selected images in my Kokoro project —
Content, photographic notes, EXIF data, creative process, miscellaneous commentary, and original digital captures. And now with additional audio comments about selected images!

From Kokoro #084 - Not For Your Eyes

My basic strategy in the field is to simply let go of any sense of control and allow the world to guide what I photograph. Wandering through a side street in China, I happened to see this cloth curtain pinned closed. The last thing in the world I was looking for to photograph was this. But once seen, it was a simple and easy image to capture. I always do so with the faith that I'll figure out something to do with the photographs later, after I'm home and can find other images that it might fit with.

It's also worth looking at the original capture in the link below. A good example of how we make photographs, not just find them. The original light was flat and boring. A little nudging seemed necessary to make the light more interesting.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/50 sec at f / 6.3, ISO 800, Panasonic DMC-G2, LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6, 29 mm

Email me and let me know what you think!