Simon sent me this, as an interesting download for our group, a stimulating read.
I loved this,
“On January 28, 1966 I have my first date with a man named Eddie. After saying good night and closing my apartment door, I lean against it and say to myself, I’m going to marry that man. Ten months later, I do.
Forty-nine years to the day after that first date, I post a blurry b/w iPhone picture on Instagram with the caption, I am trying to break my addiction to sharp focus. Within months I have taken and posted hundreds of b/w soft-focus iPhone photos of my day-to-day life.
What starts as an artistic and technical challenge soon becomes a new way of seeing. And the lens I use has nothing to do with aperture or ISO and everything to do with the life energies that surround me. During this the third coldest February in Detroit’s history, my husband and our life together at home become my primary focus. Not just what I see but what I feel. What I remember”.
We might just have to change the mindset of critics of our images to accept that “Soft” could be the new “Sharp”!!!!
Here is the PDF of the whole magazine 604-fr-gb
This could become a project for you? There is a request at the end, as follows,
” Are you, or do you know a poor rectangular photographer who would like to try their hand at the square format and be published in the magazine? If so, the Square Residencies programme is just what you need. It is free, it lasts three to six months and is open to all, regardless of age, gender or nationality (or photographic gear).”