To me, taking pictures is like discovering a mystery. Picking up something unusual, out of ordinary which is sleeping there, right in front of your very eyes, waiting to be found.
Indeed, reality might seem mundane at first sight but that should not become a distraction.
Taking pictures is a complex thought process. Why did I stop and choose this particular section of reality? More often than not I just don’t know. It’s a flash of inspiration, a tinkling inside the heart or whatever. It’s a mystery
Then come the decisions. Shoot from above or from beneath, wait for just the right light for the scene? Step closer or further away? What should be in the focus? What should be in the centre? Should I use the Golden Mean Rule? Decisions, decisions…
I took this photo during a walk with my girlfriend on an early spring afternoon in Znojmo, Czech Republic. This was a city park located in a valley not far from downtown. Strangely enough, we seemed to be the only persons far around.
This building covered with graffiti materialized out of nowhere. What was its purpose, I thought. A power transformer? A service building for water utility grid? I did not know and it did not matter to me, because I love mysteries.