William Oldacre Photography

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Hurry Up And Wait

abstract expressionism, city street, urban, movement, motion, mauve, brown, green, vibrant

Unnamed Ten, 2017 — Side Slide :: (click to see more)

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.