© Greg Wasserstrom
I tinkered with the new look of my site a bit more as well as the photographs included in The Doldrums and I’m happy with the results. You can check that out at gregwasserstrom.com. Subtle changes, and I carried the pink through to the blog. Looks ok, I think though I want to redo this entire thing. At the moment I dont really have the technical expertise or the time — plus I should focusing on more posts!
Also, I’m going to start posting more of my writing which hopefully won’t bore you too much (I’ll illustrate whenever possible). I’m realizing, contrary to what I have said in the past, that my passions for photography, writing and politics are all coming from the same place. It’s all the same pursuit — it’s all observational, descriptive, revelatory.
And this just occurred to me. The photograph I’ve included in this post is a newish one, from The Doldrums, and I’m quite happy with it. But a photograph as satisfying as this one isn’t without complication. When photographers take images like this one, are we not literally taking it? What I mean is, since I didn’t this scene up myself, since I came across it in someone else’s apartment, was it not their creative sensibility that makes this shot interesting? Certainly, I composed the photograph, chose what to include and exclude, but doesn’t that make it a collaboration? Can I really take credit for it?
And finally, if i may say so: I’m very happy you’re here. Writing this blog has been tremendously rewarding for me in more ways that I can recount. The reason for this isn’t anything I’m doing at all — it’s you. Interacting with you is wondeful and I’m thrilled to get to know so many people I’ve communicated with through this forum in the real world. This whole thing means a lot to me, so please don’t go away!