Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Doug Stockdale has recently been posting (here and here) about various ways of naming some of his images in the ongoing Bad Trip - Sad Trip project.
It occurred to me that his very carefully studied manner of determining a suitable final title is very much in opposition to mine. I tend to work instinctively for titles. Unless it is a straight proper noun, the name I apply is usually a direct reflection of the initial attraction for me to take the picture in the first place.
Maybe this stems from my general aversion to project based photography. The titles then flow from the instinct that draws me to raise the camera to my eye in the first place. From a personal point of view, I feel that then gives me a closer connection to my photographs because they reflect the mood I was in at the time.
Then again, I might just be good at coming up with names.