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Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

September 6, 2015

On Camera Selection & Form

A creative shooter seeks gear that compliments his style. This governs how chooses his equipment. As a person whom lives by fire of experience, it is this alone which stands as the one true test of acceptability.

The corpus of his modus is that, any gear he seeks, is to manifest his idea perfectly, that is all.

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Should his gear encumber her in any way this stops an idea from manifesting correctly, and she discards it in lieu if something more refined.

Refined means that the ideas in ones mind flow like an an encumbered river back into the sea as the tides change, there is no separation. 

Therefore, the ability to manifest our ideas is the test of whether the gear is suitable.

A creative shooter constantly assesses whether his idea is manifested as it appears in his minds eye. He seeks to make his own picture in the minds eye then project the through her veil of space and time into a medium which accurately manifests his pre-produced idea.

The argument of film and digital is erroneous to the creative mind as he sees only the result of his thinking being manifested correctly as it was first seen in his mind, or, an aberration of something thing which resembles, but is not quite his desired rendering.

A creative shooter thus encompasses all methods and forms in order to manifest his idea. All are treated with the same degree of equanimity and impartiality. The ultimate aesthetic is the aesthetic of mind, and he seeks to mirror this aesthetic in her outer reflection of his inner minds picture.

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Arguments about form and outer imaginings are not something a creative shooter is entangled by, as he uses all forms, as is required to manifest his ideas.

Thus the maxim follows, that the form is only a reflection of the picture, as the true picture exists beyond its reflection, in the mind, the form is the outer imaginings of the still inner mind.

Thus the camera serves as the gateway to reproduce his idea onto her outer form, but the form is only a reproduction of the idea, just as a book is full of words which mirror the thinking of its author.

Paris, Day 553
Jeremy

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Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

September 6, 2015

On Grain & Picture Rendering

He who has the time to zoom into a picture at 100% magnification, does not have time to shoot creative pictures with aesthetically pleasing images.

A shooter whom is concentrating on the flow and rhythm of his ideas as firstly a concept in his mind, then watching them come to life through a camera does not have time to discuss or debate megapixel counts and noise in photos as he is too busy creating art that he manifests as a reflection mirroring his mind.

A creative shooter does not have the time energy or interest in debating the grain, noise, cropping, size or dimension of pictures as these are the effect of the cause. They offer no insight into a picture, just as symbols or words on the paper are not the music or book.1000 Days in Paris-1-3

You’ll find a creative shooter has little to say about pictures, as words take away their true meaning. He is absorbed in the reflections of the image which resonate in his mind, as the picture is a deep thing, a magical thing, which reflects its idea into the minds of the recipient if she is able to observe.

A creative shooter does not have time to debate things in photographic forums nor give advice on cameras, he learns by the fire of experience, thus, gaining true knowledge.


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A creative shooter takes no advice, just as he gives no advice as these are a waste of his energy, which he coils up as a spring to be released with a burst of creativity from his mind through the camera. 

Any comments about photos, are taken, good and bad with the same degree of equanimity. The true and only question the shooter asks is, has my idea manifested as it should, and if so, it is good, if not, to use as a springboard to remove any obstacle in this process.

Above all else, a creative shooter does not follow, he never repeats another’s idea. He creates from writhing out, simultaneously and sequentially bouncing his ideas through time.

Paris, Day 553
Jeremy
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Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

August 19, 2015

Parisian Musings

When I worked in NZ at a Bar for a summer I met the people coming back from their tours in Antarctica. Typically I think they went for about 6 months. I always asked ‘what’s it like?’.. as you do. Anyway, I noticed that everyone could some it up with one word. Most said – ‘Cold’.

I thought.. hmm, is that it?

But… I noticed, that as I met more and more people whom have traveled to different places they tended to sum it up with one word, perhaps only on a subconscious level. For example, Singapore – It’s ‘Clean’.

Anyway, I’ve noticed this more and more. What I also noticed, is that when you go to a place you’ve not been for a few years, whether you’ve lived there or not, you can typically notice things immediately that stand out, which then quickly disappear into obscurity a few days later… I tended to find three words for this.

Anyway… So Paris, I think: Contrasted. When coming back to Paris a while back from somewhere… The three words I came up with were: Dark, Dirty, Interesting… with emphasis on ‘Dark’. For Perth I think; Nice Beach, London; Boring, Milan; Creative, Marseilles; Underworld. Anyway… random observations ;()

Keep Travelling,

Jeremy
Paris Chapter, August 2015, Day: 535