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Emotional Motivation

abstract expressionism, city street, urban, movement, motion, red, white, blue, vibrant

Unnamed Forty Five, 2018 — Sidelong :: (click image to see more)

A couple days ago, I reconsidered how I see the world completely differently from other people – it seems like the only logical explanation. When we think of someone – visualize them in our minds, it’s not a snapshot in time, instead we’ve constructed a kind of composite view of how we see them. I think everyone does this – it’s just most people create this composite from happy or perhaps positive emotional moments – which is maybe why we tend to prefer photographs with people smiling verses not.

I’ve spent a lot of time watching the in between moments when the unexpected occurs. These are the moments that are emotionally rich for me and these are what I build my personal vision from – it’s what gives me this unusual perspective. It all boils down to timing and emotional motivation.