“Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak”.
“What you saw was relative to your position in time and space”.
“The publicity image belongs to the moment, we see it as we turn a corner, as a vehicle passes us”.
“Perspective makes the single eye the centre of the visible world. Everything converges onto the eye as to the vanishing point of infinity”.
John Berger, Ways of Seeing
Ways of Seeing
From researching John Berger's book 'Ways Of Seeing' in 2016, inspiration began to influence me into the way we see and visualise the world. I came across faces and figures from walking up and down street of London, which became a series of black and white street compositions. I wanted the figures unaware of the presence of a mechanical object, like the camera, subverting them to moments of focused concentration and deep thought. Many of these exposures required the observation of the figure and their movements that passed my camera’s vision. We begin to understand the importance of observing over capturing a moment which will remain with us as long as we are alive.