Have you ever noticed that it’s only when you’re waiting for something to happen that time seems to pass by ever so slowly? Every moment drags on with anticipation. And when you’re busy, being entertained, or simply not paying any attention to the time, it swishes by faster than you expect. I think time is subjective to the observer. No one experiences time in the same way. We may all have the same amount of time in a day, but how we perceive it can be an entirely different story.
Timing is crucial in photography. A moment too late and you miss the moment. Not having enough patience and you won’t capture anything worth holding onto. I find that time in photography and film is all just an illusion. I can make you feel like you spent an hour with me in a film, when in fact it was really exactly only two mintures. I can make a photo feel like time stood still, or as though time is running out. Perhaps time is all just an illusion as well?
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