Quote, quite

Just lifted the following from the Michael Hoppen gallery website. Seemed appropriate to my way of thinking about photography…

​’As T.S Elliot so adroitly noted “When forced to work within a strict framework, the imagination is taxed to its utmost and will produce its richest ideas”.’

Too much choice will kill you…! I’ve been thinking recently about why I now always shoot square format, and, along with the inherent reliability and trustworthiness of that particular shape (fair and square, square deal etc.) and how that relates to the fidelity of film as a medium, I think it’s probably true that when you shoot square it’s one less decision to make (portrait or landscape?) in a life that seems over-rife with options…

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