It is time for another Viewfinder, this time from Bryggeriets Marcus Nyström. Enjoy.
” First of all, I am not a photgrapher.
My camera (a Canon S90) weighs 195 grams and fits in my pocket. It follows me around and catches this and that. Often not the best skateboarding, though, since I prefer to take part in a good session myself. But there is a mental view finder just in front of my inner eye and many frames are stored on my neurological drive. Timing is everything in photography (hence sequence photography is cheating), sometimes I blink to mark the shutters closing. But just as often, the best way to capture a moment is to let it go. You know, setting your loved one free and all that. Reaching for the camera might ruin the moment. I learned this from spending time with cats. A cat choses when to make love to the camera, and when to turn a bright pink asshole with little scraps of yesterday’s feaces to the lens. There’s no controlling that nature. “
” In this particular photo, we are skating to Lele’s restaurant after a summer evening session. Turning a corner, we suddenly head straight into the setting sun, my friends silhouettes against the setting sun. This time I do reach for the camera, point and shoot. The ISO (200) and white balance settings are saved from some shots at Steppe Side a few moments earlier. The result stays hidden in my pocket for later. Just as the memories are there, to be developed when you go to sleep. “
/Marcus Taxi Nyström