Sometimes, when you go through your negatives you see strange stuff. Stuff you discard, you don’t even bother to scan.
Did you hit the shutter button by mistake? Did you want to try out some crazy thing that went south?Or did ou intentionnally move the camera to create some arty stuff?
Anyways, most of the time these negatives won’t make the cut – they’ll land on your (virtual) darkroom floor.
But as Moriyama Daido did, sometimes you pick them up, scan them and find that they hold their own. The pictures can be interesting, arresting, intriguing….And sometimes, oh so rarely, you find something that looks good, at least to you. It’s a surprise, a nice wink from the goddess of light.
Sometimes the resulting picture makes some kind of sense!So next time when you toss out some frame, negative or other scan, take a second look. There might be something in there!
As ever, thanks for being here!