With the website clutter mostly cleared away, I’ve been going over my photographs from the last year, trying to sort them into thematic groups so that I can make a few PDF portfolios.
One group that stands out is one I’ve mentioned before – a set of images that have little or no composition but are more just a cluttered visual field. Nearly all of those photos are bad. But the ones that are good I like a lot. To make things more interesting, if I arrange them chronologically, I can see that they evolved from being only loosely composed and gradually drifted toward no compositional organization at all. I don’t know what to call these photographs, so I’ve been calling them ‘visual field’ photographs, which isn’t really right but is better than calling them something which is definitely wrong.
Like my ongoing fascination with gates, I’ve no real idea of what’s going on with these photos. But it’s interesting all the same.