x " / Face-mounted photographic print framed/unframed
There is a German proverb: â€œDen Wald vor lauter BÃ¤umen nicht mehr sehenâ€, which â€” to save you the frantic Google search â€” loosely translates to â€œCanâ€™t see the forest for the trees.â€ Itâ€™s something I heard again and again growing up, whenever clutter and noise clouded my judgment or decision-making. Itâ€™s something that stuck with me, and it is a principle that I apply â€” however subconsciously that might be â€” in all the pieces I produce: Photography is the art of subtraction, of removing whatâ€™s not essential to be able to see clearer what is. Does that sound familiar? It sure does to me.
Why is this image blurred then, you may ask, rather than crystal clear? Because CLARITY is not about the final outcome, per se. Rather, it is about the process. Sometimes, we need a little bit of help in order to see what might be right in front of us. It serves as a gentle nudge for us to remember the things that are truly important in our lives, once all the clutter is removed. All of a sudden, the image becomes clear again, but in individual ways, for each of us.
So, what do you see?