It’s been slow blog week for me. Which means a busy week in the real world. Also I’ve been reading something that I’d like to write about and it’s going to take a couple more days to get through it. So a little bit of an interlude….
I can’t take photos. Never could do. I can document works and I can gather research material but that is about it. I can’t as it were capture real life. I suppose that I’ve always felt that photographing what’s happening around me somehow separated me from it rather than immortalised it. Building myths. This attitude is fine when you are young and in the moment of the memory but the problem is now that I have about half a dozen photos documenting my life so far.
I should also add that part of the reason that I can’t take photographs is that the sheer range of possibilities actually scares me. Why this image and not that one?
So as a result of my mild photo-phobia (If anyone knows what the correct term for ‘fear of photography is please let me know), my holiday snaps suck. Mainly architectural details and odd things scrawled on the wall for later ‘research purposes’, maybe I’ll post some at a later date to prove my point. So last year I bought Clare a camera for her birthday and as way of an aside until I’m ready to write the next post. I’d like to post the first in an occasional series; ‘Clare’s Photos”. We’re starting with a collection called “The World of Wildlife”….
Incidentally all the photos are by Clare Ewer and the captions by me, so I can’t vouch for them being particularly accurate. I’m no wildlife expert.
Closer to home, we have a family of Foxes who live in our garden…. A brief introduction (all of which were taken from the kitchen window.)
There is another cub, ‘Dudley’ but he is difficult to photograph.
Pop music fans may note that the cubs all have Jesus Lizard related names. That is because their appearance coincided with the bands reunion shows.
I hope that you enjoyed that brief educational, pictorial ride. Normal service to resume shortly.
pps. I finally have some footage of part of the “Disclosure” video installed at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham. Thanks to Matt Davenport