A subject that I have thought about often is where can you find ‘good’ photographs? The subject of what makes a ‘good’ photograph is for another day but for now lets just say its something that might arrest my attention for a couple of seconds even. There was a time when it seemed to me that the best images were wherever I was not but that was because I was making the mistake of thinking that the ordinary and mundane was not worthy. The answer I believe is that there are an infinite number of possible great images all around us and I personally go around mentally listing trees, lakes, houses, bits of rubbish, weeds or anything else that I see and that catches my eye for whatever reason. This is a bot of a habit and sometimes the list gets so long that I have to actually start planning to get to some of those places. This image above is right outside my studio and I have been looking at the lovely yellow weeds, I think its rape seed, blowing in the wind thinking I must get out there and photograph that before it disappears……So this morning I stopped what I was doing and went out with my camera and an ND filter – I had pre-visualised them blowing in the wind and the way the movement blur gives the image a stormy feel – and I am glad I did! Also I like to experiment with long exposures for other subjects – not just water.
On the title I chose Weeds because to some people thats how they see them and also because it is a metaphor for how there is beauty all around us, but we often don’t consider it worthy as a subject.