I often get lost in details; and I love it… I also hate it. Let me explain. I tend to overanalyze, so naturally details are my best friend in such a context. I see more of them than I would sometimes like and there are situations when I need to switch off my brain for a moment or two, in order to properly focus on the bigger picture. I find delight in details and I think they offer people and life in general that special “je ne sais quoi” I have a great memory for these essential spices of life and it’s great fun inadvertently associating quirky details to individuals and situations; they create a unique picture, setting apart moments and people.
But those who suffer from this particular “affliction” will agree with me that there is another side to it as well. There are those times when I obsessively focus on one or two minute aspects in the detriment of everything else. Sometimes details make the picture, other times they suffocate it. Like so many other things in life, it’s a delicate balancing act.
So when I read Patti’s topic for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge – Detail, I instantly thought of these photos. I like the way the details of this place stand out against the white walls. To me, that spells focused balance.