Hurry Up And Wait
Despite my drive for faster gear and work processes, it’s odd – after making source images I sit on them for weeks or months before combing through and finishing them. In a way this is no different from the long slow process I used to endure to complete my black and white prints from negatives. I suppose there is value in waiting to decide on the images.
Perhaps doing this gives more perspective – divorces me from the immediate emotion that came after capturing an image – allows my imagination to engage with the image as a viewer without thinking about the motivation or moment behind the image. It also conveniently distances clouded judgement and disappointment at not exactly capturing my original vision.