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 #013 - Life Lived in Moments

Sometimes I just have to escape — get away from people, get away from machines, get away from noise, clutter, busyness.

I was in inner-Mongolia participating in a massive exhibition of photographs. It was the dead of winter and unbelievably cold. For three weeks, the temperature never rose above 17-degrees F. Between the down clothes and the cold that drove us indoors, I was feeling claustrophobic. Everything was done in groups. They were all great people and I enjoyed my time there, but even just having a half an hour or so to wander out in the desert, by myself, camera in hand, created a relief that I desperately needed.

Perhaps this lone, scrubby bush is a psychological projection of my mood at the moment. Then again, perhaps it's just a scrubby bush handily used in a minimalist composition. It's always dicey to try to explain why one makes a photograph.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/80 sec at f / 9.0, ISO 100, Panasonic DMC-G1, LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6, 34 mm

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