“We do not remember days, we remember moments”.
I came across this quote today from the twentieth-century author and poet Cesare Pavese, which is so true in life, and particularly true in photography.
It’s a special skill or kind of magic that marks a great photographer from the herd. The ability to see through the fog of everyday, and capture a defining moment that will endure and captivate.
Sure technical skill, knowledge of how to play with light or connect with people are all key attributes in good photo work, but the Matrix film “bullet time” witchcraft-like ability to pluck a moment from time is what I always aim for and that’s when I get greatest satisfaction from my work.
It’s moments when all the components align that I am always on the lookout for, and why when I go to work, I feel I’m on safari.