2771 – For No One II

Over the next few days you will see a series of pictures taken on a recent short trip to Slovakia. So far none of them was particularly successful on Flickr and maybe they induce nothing but a shrug in you as well, but that is not the point why I take them.

So, what is the point? Actually I don’t take these images to have them seen and acclaimed by as many people as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy success (whatever that is) as much as everyone else, but I don’t need it to sustain my image making. That happens due to an inner necessity.

Truth is, I don’t make images for you and I don’t even make them for me. I don’t print and hang them, I don’t sell them, the most use I get out of them is as the odd wallpaper on my devices. I make images for no one.

I make images because I can and because the act of making images is utterly enjoyable.

It’s the process, not the result. Does that sound odd? Time wasted? Think twice. Living is a process and death is at the end. We live our lives because living is enjoyable and certainly better than not. Thus, even if that were the only example of a process being more interesting and important than its result (hint: it’s not), I guess it’s a pretty convincing one 🙂

The Song of the Day is “For No One” from the Beatles album “Revolver”. Hear it on YouTube.

One thought on “2771 – For No One II”

  1. I couldn’t agree more Andreas. I wrote a bunch of posts back in December I think, on this subject of happiness being in the process and not in the result. Like you I don’t do much with my photos once they are made beyond posting them on the Web. There’s no arguing that the process of photographing is a total joy.

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