“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.” - John Berger, Ways of Seeing
As a maker, there is not a day that passes that I don't feel inspired by something that I see. It could be a simple detail on a building, the pattern on a dress, a conversation with a friend and more often than not, observing meaningful interactions between people and their environment. I may not know what the observation will be used for the moment I take note of it nor will I know how it connects to every other part of the universe, but it creates an impression on my experience to be called upon at a later date, helping me feel for an explanation that might lead to a new train of thought, a new idea or an entirely new way of seeing.
To help preserve what is significant to my consciousness, I turn to photography - film photography in particular. Although I am an individual that is excited by innovation, I also value tradition and craft. This is one of the reasons why film photography resonates with me and that I have chosen it as the art form through which to share my visual journey. I hope that you will join the journey on the Art of Process page.
Words by Natasha J. Hussein