Neither frozen nor mundane
Excellent read. In my Substack Darkrooms I also talk about the camera in your hand and in your mind. I call it the analogue/digital dark room and the mental darkroom. Both are not equally important, the mental is far more determining the outcome.
Thanks! I agree with you. The mechanical one just has to act as expected, but the mental one is subject to many influences. I'm sure you have experienced like me the days where you see photos everywhere and the days where there's nothing to be seen. The perfect link between the two for me is the 50mm lens. I have good guesses with the 35mm, which I love, but not as easy and accurate.