Sometimes it’s important to keep “soft eyes”
to make a conscious effort to NOT focus on any one thing
Visually whether consciously or not it’s a technique I use .
So often one gets fixated by an idea , conjures up a mental image , an image that we KNOW will catch the mood .Then charge around looking for it
But more often than not the visual zeitgeist isn’t what we think , and if we’re over focused we are simply looking for images that support our visual fantasy and create clichés at best
I was surprised by how cold the ‘covid empty city scenes left me’, somehow they just looked like they should or perhaps how they could . Cardboard city at Narita airport Japan came close
Visually for me the action is all about pavements chalk and kids ,these images fill me with joy, fascination and terror
Look down people