Pieces of my seeing

It is not street, travel or landscape. It is not black and white or colour. It is not your camera, formula or a preset. It’s certainly not a collation.

No, it is not always your smile, wit or impulse. It is not always who you are or who you want to be.

To free IT you must drop any pretence. You must not be afraid to be there. You must open your eyes not to what is in front of you but what is inside you.

Only then will you lay bare the pieces – raw, unguarded, authentic snippets of life shredded in the turmoil of your emotions.

I must take this unquiet presence and whisper it to the light. I must assemble those elements of being into line, shape and form and turn it into pieces of my seeing.

 

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6 thoughts on “Pieces of my seeing

  1. Dear Olaf,

    the way you reveal yourself through your photography and beautiful writing is quite unique. That’s why I am following you for a long time now and you keep surprising me.
    Your content has always been thought-provoking and inspirational. I am already looking forward for you new post!!

    Yours,
    Kevin

    1. Kevin,

      You made my day! Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comment. Looking forward to your future feedback.

      Regards,

      Olaf

  2. I loved your writing today Olaf. It was thought provoking and unique, just like your photography. You seem to be digging deeper inside yourself where your authenticity exists and your photo-art reveals that beauty. Awesome work my friend! …but then you know I am your biggest fan!

  3. Your IT and my IT don’t have to love each other, of course. Mine loved the opening shot and was disturbed by the second (the man and street seen through the dirty glass), but I think you’re saying that IT doesn’t care about that. IT is an honest little bugger but he gets himself to some strange places, yours and mine to different places.

    1. “To free IT you must drop any pretence. You must not be afraid to be there. You must open your eyes not to what is in front of you but what is inside you.”

      The second image is my favourite of the entire series. Probably one of the best images I have ever taken. However, you are right – as the title says these are “Pieces of MY seeing.”

      Thank you for commenting.

      Olaf

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