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Currently I haven’t done that much, because I haven’t almost left the house and I have dedicated a lot of pictures from my window. The other day, they asked me which world is mine? I’ve also been asked if I had a motor disability and was living in a wheelchair! It turns out that I discovered that there is a real world and that passes every day under my window, I just filter and try to poetize everyday situations in my photos that take place from my window!
They are snapshots, because sometimes I see the situation and even take the camera and shoot I don’t have much time to think, if it doesn’t disappear from my vision, then yes, I think about another framing or improvement of the specifications in the camera’s adjustment.
I’ve taken a lot of pictures like whatever God wants, I raise the camera and don’t even look at the viewfinder and shoot, sometimes even so I don’t lose the spontaneity of the person I’m photographing and not give him a chance to notice that he’s being portrayed or in others that I realize I don’t even have time to look at the viewfinder that I’m going to lose at the moment! Anyway, I’ve lost a lot of pictures like this, because nothing comes out, not even a blurry image!
But on the other hand I have some very good ones!
Photography for me in its essence is instantaneous, after all it freezes that moment in an instant, even if you’ve thought a lot before doing it, but that moment you pressed the button was instantaneous forever, for posterity!
Kodak, Fuji, Polaroids, Ilford, Agfa, and many other films that came and made possible after Niépce and Daguerre introduced us to this magic that is called photography!
Of course, Kodak plays an important role in its popularization and perhaps its Brownie is the first major tool for this, with the saying “you press the button, we do the rest!”
Now with the camera on the phone then, Wow! God save the snapshot forever!
Thank you Leanne for the opportunity you give me to learn a little from you and your knowledge and to bring me a lot of information that I didn’t know, as well as to read my thoughts acquired in more than 50 years of photographic life.
A big hug, greetings from Brazil!
Thank you so much for your response! It is very inspiring and I am so happy that you have shared with us your experience of photography!