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 🙂