I used to believe in the decisive moment, that it was something to catch. But always just out of my reach.
I had bad timing when it came to taking pictures of people. I would hit the shutter a second too late. Or I would mentally take the picture while my camera remained deep inside my bag.
Obviously my first problem was that I didn't even have my camera out. But walking around the street with my camera in hand felt jinxed. It is enough to keep good pictures from happening.
Finally, when I decided to give up and just sit back and watch, I realized that these decisive moments are always happening. Just pick a place where they are more likely to happen. Sit still and wait.
Sit next to a puddle and someone will jump over it.
The biggest lesson I have learned from this project is that patience pays off. And faith. You gotta have faith. Still Series
Lydia Jablonski | Time-Based Art