We’re going under aren’t we?
There’s just too much to process. Wherever you look, wherever you scroll, wherever you swipe. It’s time to reconnect with our passions and establish the time to look, feel and think about what gets to us.
When was the last time you looked at an image for more than 1 second? When was the last time you took the time to like a photograph, to comment on it, to ponder about it, to express your feelings with more than just a “fire” emoji.
When was the last time an image touched you so deeply, if ever, that you cried? That you smiled? That you could feel everything around that photograph become your reality for an instant?
Because if this isn’t happening, sincerely, you’re wasting your time. Photography needs to get to you. And if it doesn’t, then it’s just mass media.
I’ve been taking time aside to pick out one image from my fellow photographers in the film community and devote time to write around 300-500 words per image. The aim behind this is to really force myself to analyse and think about what that photograph means to me or to anyone really. Introducing Develop Selected, I want to not only allow a platform that enforces a constructive analysis and critique but also a unique opportunity to stop and stare. It’s a platform that will enable you to comment on my thoughts and to engage with your own ideas about the images selected.
Submit a photo using the hashtag #developselected to have your photograph featured and written about.
Looking forward to your submissions.