It is particularly challenging to be a proponent of still pictures in the YouTube era. And there is a lot to be said about that proliferation of videos. We see life in process. We see progression, transformation, evolution.
But what of the moment just passed? What of the richness, the subtlety of that second in time, that deep breath in, that long exhalation? As a puppy, Deuce jumped from one sniff to the next. After all, there was so much to smell out there. But as he matured, as his Spaniel wisdom developed, his nosing became more focused. Better to really sniff out a single subject fully, and even to return the next day to delve even deeper.
So it is with the still image. We have a wonderful opportunity for a deep sniff of a moment’s magic, for a deep contemplation, a full learning of that moment’s lessons.
There is a short docent note at the Audio Sparks for Art Website on Shelley Neff’s “sulfur butterfly” which speaks to the value of this deep sniff – this valuing of the point in the time. Here is the butterfly and the link.
Lolita’s Docent Note:http://audiosparksforart.com/project/tickled-pink-sulphur-butterfly/