Behold the gallery

2021-09-23 @Blog

I’ve added a gallery section containing a tiny batch of my photographs.

Beyond the exceptionally rare stills I’ve appended to an occasional write-up (about as often as it snows in the Yukatan peninsula), I haven’t hosted photographs anywhere online since about 2013. But what better place than one’s very website? … The way photos used to be hosted.

The gallery is quiet small indeed, though I don’t snap that much. My entire year’s worth of photography still trifles next to what an average cell-phone camera produces in a couple of weeks - a fact I pull entirely out of a hat, of course, but who dares contest?

Whenever I find myself taking photographs more often, the process usually culminates in a painful insult to my very own intelligence: she hardly sees value in the 99% of the photography I’ve ever wasted energy producing.

I’ll probably even regret the small sample I’ve here posted. Each specimen involved some preparation, thought and patience, but I question if the impact should outlive the ephemeral?

Nor do I care for an overwhelming majority of photography I encounter online - a great portion of which doesn’t pass the filter of my thankfully text-only web browsing.

It goes to say, before I ramble further (which I will), that if you suddenly discover nature or cityscape stills on this site in significantly greater numbers, consider me stricken by a case of vanity, delusion, or worse yet, mental illness.

Now that I’ve fueled my excuse to pretend to justify the inception of this micro-gallery, I’ll add that a photo occasionally emits value: that is, grabs attention for over two seconds.

Photographers and designers who practice this for a living manage the feat more often. Once in an equinox I even find some value in a casual cellphone camera output.

Most of it, regretfully, consumes an insurmountable quantity of wasted storage space, bandwidth and energy on the internet and offline, as the data gets replicated among countless data centers or forwarded between email servers.

As I earlier explored, film photography renders the process more cost-benefit conscientious and, if you ask me, far amplifies the aesthetic - especially the undeveloped film!

Perhaps one of these years I’ll even reduce rise to the level of analog photography, purchasing the expensive 35mm film in not too unreasonable quantities for the rare photograph.

Meanwhile, enjoy the scarce digital expo.

Questions, comments? Connect.