Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nils Jorgensen: What Was He Thinking?

Nils Jorgensen is a minimalist based in London.

  

Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure - Nothing as far as I recall.  I was wandering about, in a bit of a dream no doubt.

What were you thinking? - I do not remember.  It’s a while back.

What were you looking for? - I don’t remember that either, but not a sequence, which was something which occurred to me later.

What caught your interest visually?  - The two of them, they looked nice.

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation? - A one off.

Was there any reaction from people you shot?  - No.

Did the image come out as you expected?  - No. 



Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure - Nothing.

What were you thinking?  - Very little. 

What were you looking for?  - The crowds made nice shapes.

What caught your interest visually?  - Just the crowds.

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation? - One off.

Was there any reaction from people you shot? - No.

Did the image come out as you expected?  - Not at all.  A lucky shot. 




Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure - I was out shopping.

What were you thinking? - I was excited about trying out a new lens.  

What were you looking for?  - Everything you see in the frame.

What caught your interest visually?  - The shape of the paper in his briefcase.  

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation? - One off.

Was there any reaction from people you shot? - No.

Did the image come out as you expected?  - Yes.





Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure -  Nothing except what you see.

What were you thinking?  -I liked the people merging with the statues.  

What were you looking for? - That’s it.  

What caught your interest visually?  I liked the merging bit. 

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation?  A one off.

Was there any reaction from people you shot? No.

Did the image come out as you expected?  Yes.  




Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure - He was having a wee. 

What were you thinking?  I need a wee too. 

What were you looking for? A free urinal.

What caught your interest visually? The free urinals and the drum.

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation?  A one off.

Was there any reaction from people you shot? No.  

Did the image come out as you expected?  Yes. 




Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure  It was raining.

What were you thinking?  I thought how fortunate she crouched down just there, against the dark wall, just then. She was only looking at her Filofax. 

What were you looking for?  Symbolism.  

What caught your interest visually?  What wouldn’t catch my eye? It’s a wonderful street thing. It’s everything that’s exciting about street photography for me.  

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation?  One off.

Was there any reaction from people you shot? No. 

Did the image come out as you expected?  Yes.  



Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure?  A party.

What were you thinking?  Time for another drink.  

What were you looking for?  Another drink.

What caught your interest visually?  I’m not sure. Her legs? Her eyes? I can’t remember.

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation?  A one off.

Was there any reaction from people you shot? No. Though it was taken with flash, so I guess they must have noticed me. Though they were lost in each other. I know I’d have been lost.   

Did the image come out as you expected?  No.
  
  


Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure - I was having a drink with my good friend Nick Turpin.

What were you thinking?  What a nice evening it was.  

What were you looking for?  The couple looked serene and happy, to take a picture of that.

What caught your interest visually?  I’m not sure.  There’s not much happening really.

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation?  A one off.

Was there any reaction from people you shot? No. But a short while afterwards the couple got up to leave and I showed them my picture, and they liked it. I didn’t get any contact details unfortunately. I hope they are still together and might contact me one day.  

Did the image come out as you expected?  No.
  
  



Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure? -  I was feeling incredibly sad and in some degree of distress.

What were you thinking?  - My mind was in turmoil.

What were you looking for? -  Picture-wise?  I wasn’t looking for anything.  I forced myself to take it. 

What caught your interest visually?  - Her hand.  Her hair.

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation?  - One off.  Isn’t any street pic a one-off, or else it is nothing?  Ok, let’s not go down there. 

Was there any reaction from people you shot? - She kept on sleeping. 

Did the image come out as you expected?  - No.  
  
  


Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure - Just as you see in the picture.

What were you thinking?  How amazing.  

What were you looking for?  To get the knot and her fingers at just the right moment and the man’s legs too. 

What caught your interest visually?  The knot.

Was it a one-off or did you stalk a certain situation?  One off.

Was there any reaction from people you shot? No.  

Did the image come out as you expected?  No. 

3 comments:

Vasco said...

Well, alright then :)

andisudjana said...

Thank you

binotto said...

I found that really interesting! Thanks for posting Blake, and for sharing Nils.