An attraction to record vision...
This simply because taking photographs is always about the moment. Then of course that moment is gone and suddenly the image is a record of a that moment in time and it becomes a historical document. It becomes either a record or a piece of art depending on certain criteria.
So here are a series of images taken by my grandfather. He and his mates would travel and camp across Australia and take photographs with old plate cameras. So as I look through the remaining albums of his and its images I can feel the same passion for travel and recording moments and relationships that is also within myself. We share the same DNA.
So as I sit here and write I am aware that around me in the studio I have folders and folders of B&W negatives and boxes and sheets of transparencies of my life clicking moments in time. They are slowly decaying or fading and I know I must transfer them to digital if I am to preserve my visions. And what is a vision? All these images correspond to a blink of my eye, the same vision that is or was registered in my brain, a retina moment. Why is it so important to value them? In a thousand years from now will anyone care, or see, or value any of them? Then I think that perhaps my great children or whoever will look apon some of them the same way in the future as I am looking back at these and relate. Its like now, when we look at old images on Facebook of locations and we delight in how simple and amazing things were before all the buildings and all the rules and laws. Perhaps that is enough reason.