A couple of years ago I've started working on a project, of which I knew only the title: Tactility and Decay. It was meant to be a visual exploration of the physicality of the world, the way we come into contact with it, the way time affects matter and the fragility of life.
In other words, I had no fucking idea what this project was going to look like.
It's just this vague idea in the back of my mind that I'm not quite sure how to express or communicate. When you have this grand vision that you want to realise, being in the very beginning of the road can be quite overwhelming, so it's better to start with something simple and concrete, some part of the whole that you can separate, put in front of you and look really closely at. Study it, if you will.
Which brings me to my main subject this week - hands. More specifically, hands interacting with various textures, materials and colours. I'm hoping that studying hands as a photographic subject will give me some insight into the notions of tactility, contact and touch.
So, did it work? Did I get any closer to understanding the visual essence of T&D? I don't know. Maybe. Time will tell, I guess.
I do really like the way some of the images turned out, so I'm gonna keep making them and see where it leads me.