Welcome to "Slice of Time Photography"
by Mike Bell
important day a long time ago, it occurred to me that a huge number
of really important happenings in my life seemed to be slipping
right by, leaving only vague impressions behind as they passed (I
have come to the conclusion that as a group, photographers are merely
people bothered more than most by this). So I bought my first camera,
and many years, and many thousands of images later, that disquieting
feeling has slightly improved.
a photographer, having the ability to capture "slices"
of light, and therefore small pieces of time in a box has always
seemed a bit magical to me. Think about it. On film, or temporarily
stored on a memory card, the effects of the light gathered by my
camera that day can be saved, and to a wonderful degree felt
the world filling our viewfinders, we artistic photographers are
merely doing our best to preserve the awe we feel as important experiences
are happening to us. I think it says good things that in most cases,
we take pictures because we really want to share these "slices
of time", and the feelings they evoked, with others.
The other great motivator is the realization that such a unique
moment will never again be repeated in exactly the
same wonderful way.