Had a dream last night in which… I think, I was speaking with someone about my early black and white images. How even then I was focused on eliminating distracting elements in my compositions. The word I remember saying was isolate. The details are hazy now and I don’t even remember which of my black and whites I had in mind at the time but this idea of isolating the important elements has stuck with me this morning.
Isolate still applies to my current efforts. It’s my goal no matter the technique.