I fidget photographically to avoid thought. I find most of my thoughts are easily upstaged, even by plain scenes of haphazard and untenable connection. I started taking photographs as a cure for those long unproductive stares out the window when trying to write, when physically turning the desk away didn’t work. I was excited that these lidless stares could be documented and filed away for later use- as if the proof of wasted time could somehow distract from its actual loss. It’s a poor stand-in for productivity but it does wear similar shoes.
A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it. -Don DeLillo