Suppose we applied John Cage’s 4’33” (4 minutes and 33 seconds in which the performer plays nothing) to photography instead of music. Rather than sitting in “silence,” composing our own music from the sounds of the world, we’d frame pieces from our visual surroundings.
We would select from the onslaught of images just this or just that. But of course our choices wouldn’t be just this or just that, but would be slices of the visual world with deep personal resonance.
For me, it’s often gesture that resonates – a slice of life in which everyday movement is almost indistinguishable from dance.
You could do that as well as I could, but it just so happens I’m the one with the camera.