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Previsualised images

Looking back over some old work I became aware that I had previsualized lots of photographs. By that I mean looking at the subject and seeing the image I wanted a few seconds before it happened. Some worked well and others not. The image below is a good example. It is very under exposed and only just viable. I saw the guy go behind the corn dryer and then starting to get out, it was tight squeeze. I saw the image I wanted and got it quickly. The camera was a Mamiya 645, fully manual, and I did not set the exposure correctly. Luckily the image was in focus. I remember printing it on the hardest paper possible just to get a decent image.

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The second image was taken a few year back while on holiday in Cornwall. I saw the feet sticking out and heard somebody walking up behind, the image was obvious and I just waited to get the shot. All that happened in a few seconds. It could have been framed better but there was no time.

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The point is that if you are concentrating or are ‘in the zone’ then you will see images before they happen. I call them grab shots but maybe previsualized is better.

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