"Aspire to inspire before you expire".
"Chance favours the prepared mind".
"Cameras perish, glass endure".
"Amateurs worry about sharpness. Professionals worry about sales. Photographers worry about light".
"Fractions of a second" is an opportunity to put on display my inclination to view the immediate surroundings squarely - that is, to see the World through the photographic formats of 16:9, 4:3, and - occasionally - 3:2.
Photography is all about light, composition and technique. And content, of course. The whole purpose of the photographic endeveour is to mediate some sort of message - whether it is concrete, symbolic or tactile.
It is often presented as a truism that a "picture says more than thousend words". If this is understood to mean that visual representations - in the best of cases - have the capacity to produce sentiments not easily created by words, it clearly have some merit.
However, if the cliché is taken as an invitation to make visual complexity the lead-star of ones photography, I fail to agree. A stunning photography is more often than not the result of a process of simplification, where elements not vital to the message are reduced, avoided or taken away. With too much complexity, the message one attempts to convey becomes confused. In photography, less is usually more.
Taking this philosophy of compositional simplicity too far, however, may lead to clueless pictures. Hence, it is between these extremes that the interesting stuff tends to gravitate: Somewhere on the scale between overcrowded maximalism and empty minimalism.
In order not to overstretch the patience of the casual visitor, I have made the dictum that "bad photographers show all their pictures, good photographers show only a selection" a cornerstone of the site. Fascination is, of course, still in the eyes of the beholder.