First Roll of Film from Spotmatic F (Part 2 of 2)

A beautiful meditation on expertise, failure, practice and preparation, as well as food for thought on the role of the artist within the medium and the ripples that result. I always enjoy these excursions he takes me on both in space and conscious thought.

Hong Kong Lucida

So – vision, shot precision, follow through.

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As with weapons training (see previous post), so it is with street photography.

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It’s giving me an insight as to what constitutes expertise.

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There is expertise that comes with knowledge of the field – where you’re situated, what you have to offer in relation to what other people in your field have to offer, how it all fits in with what society (and the market) demands, and whether or not (or how) you would adjust to that demand.

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Related to that, there’s the kind of expertise (i.e. skills) that can only come with painstaking preparation, training, multiple failures, as you move from naivete and self-ridicule to familiarity and finally (hopefully) to mastery.

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It’s a journey from innocence to experience.

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And with experience, hopefully, one could be innocent all over again.

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You don’t truly master anything. As you can see, I’ve read my William Blake.

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Do I dare disturb…

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