William Oldacre Photography

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abstract expressionism, city street, urban, movement, motion, yellow, mauve, blue, vibrant

Unnamed Seventeen, 2017 — Sidelong :: (click to see more)

It’s been really difficult for me to articulate thoughtfully about the images I make. I realize now it’s because I largely operate intuitively. Much of what I do and everything I pursue is all based on intuition. I do it because it feels like the right thing to do. I decide on images based on how they feel to me.

This is likely why editing a body of work is so difficult for me. I have a strong emotional attachment to everything I’ve made and have trouble releasing it when it doesn’t sufficiently communicate my goal.

I accidentally stumbled upon a method that seems to work for editing a body of work. I leave the images alone for several months – so I kind of forget about them, distance myself and lose some emotional attachment. Then I can be dispassionate in my evaluation.

So much emotion in everything I do.