Markers

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It was still dark when I woke up. I think Héloïse may have had a nightmare but she was obviously sound asleep again. I went through cycles from this point on, in and out of dream sequences, each one stranger and more intangible. Then I heard the birds. Not one or two but dozens, all clamouring
mad and intricate
the spring furies
a signal.

They’ve returned, finally.

We talked about this when I was on Valerie Jardin’s show a few weeks ago: how we get to rediscover the songs of birds each year. The way they mark time, subtle sonic markers altering our reality. I’ve never known anything else, never lived where birds keep on singing day after day; I wonder how it would affect my perception of the world...to never know the depths of silence winter brings. To never know the lightness of renewal.

Yesterday evening the sun came out from behind clouds. I grabbed the X100F and stepped out, longing for a simple act of acknowledgement. Then again this morning. I’m working on a new conference these days and realizing I may have strayed from what matters most. I’ve decided to go back to the X100, day to day, as much as possible—in fact it’s all I’ll be bringing to the UK next month.

IEYE again.
Full circle.


Shot with the X100F


Repeating Space

Every day I must remember   simplicity and distance    the life and light we inhabit.
The same rooms   same objects   repeating
a hall of mirrors.


Shot with the X100F


45, a ball...and mathematics.

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I spent a few days in Mississauga for a shoot last week—material I can’t share, unfortunately. I did a quick visit of Fujifilm’s Canadian mothership on my way in and got to see Jerry, Greg, Helen, Jaime and many others in their...err... natural working habitat ;)

I also had the opportunity to use the GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR on this job (thanks to Billy and all the kind folks I just mentioned), and I still have it with me for a couple of days. As expected, it’s an impressive lens.

So the girls came home from school yesterday and I grabbed a few shots with it. That ball? Yeah, totally out of context. I just liked the mood...

Later


Shot with the GFX 50S and GF 45mm f/2,8 R WR


Cocoon

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We wake up to cancelled flights and school closures. To kids sleeping in, unaware for now. But we’ve averted the promised snow—instead we’re locked under a thin layer of ice.

Like so many translucent shells.
Like so many cocoons.


Shot with the X100F


The Pull of Abstraction

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It can feel like falling into the scene, all of it jumbled and erratic—the movement, the colours, the shapes. The constant change in pace and light, the flow of it. Life as accident and sharp angles, borne of bright and dark rhythms I barely understand.
There’s no time.
No thought.
Just a need and desire to paint it all away.


Shot with The GFX 50S and GF 110mm F/2 R WR