Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Why Not to Video Everything

The lens is a stoplife invention. 

I was brought up in the household of an amateur photographer.  We were constantly being photographed and that was back in the day when that was a big deal, involving film and gadgets and lights and then tying up the bathtub for developing....

At the time I hated having to pose: best behavior was not my favorite mode and there was no other deemed appropriate for the purpose.

Just a couple of weeks ago while playing at a sort of public private party I was shocked at experiencing a rather surprising turn of mind and heart right in the middle of the music.  The moment has haunted me since, without exaggeration.  When, the other evening, I was handed a video of the event I was horrified. 

Had I known it was to be taped would I have allowed that moment to occur?