A funny and slyly perceptive post about "latent objects" on Tea Leaves, by psu. Good reading for a Sunday morn. And he's right, it really does all boil down to Mario and Zombies against Final Fantasy and cult Japanese imports, doesn't it? I have no idea what that means, yet I know exactly what it means.
I suspect you will too. I used to call it the "search for specialness" or the magic bullet, and to me it was capsulized nicely by Ana Jones's story about rejecting a portfolio from a man who wouldn't leave her office: "But you don't understand," the man told her, apparently in a state of considerable anguish, "these prints were developed in Amidol." Ana said she was thinking, no, you don't understand—they're not interesting pictures.
By the way, I've rented the D800E and AF-S 35mm ƒ/1.4G for five days, taking Jeff's and Bernard's suggestion from the Comments. I'm not good at photographing during a small window—and we'll probably have bad weather for precisely the duration, with my luck—but we shall see what we can see.
At least it will make those particular objects less latent and more real, "warts and all."
(Thanks to psu)
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