here, where you abandoned your digital camera to give some love to 35mm and an old canonet ql17. march. time was passing too quickly. you wanted nothing more than time to just slow down. the rapidness of digital just wasn’t going to do it for this trip.
i’ve always been fascinated with how people attach memories to objects. i don’t have a collection of rocks from each beach i’ve visited. instead i have a range of objects that can take me back to a certain point in time. a plastic knife from a flight. a sugar packet from a bakery. a sticker peeled off an apple.
making the meaningless meaningful is what drives me. it may not have monetary value, it may not be rare, it may not be important – but it’s ability to take me instantly back in time is something more significant to me. which is why things with diamonds drive me mad. i’ll take my pebble from the ocean any day over a debeer’s diamond because that diamond won’t ever take me anywhere. but that pebble will. it’ll always bring me back to an exact moment in time that i spent with four amazing people. just a continuation of the themes of memory and collection that i want to continue to explore. and a subtheme about the obsession with what things people think are valuable and what things are valuable.