第34课:享受过程

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第34课

享受过程

“I was taking pictures for myself. I felt free. Photography was a lot of fun for me. First of all I’d get really excited waiting to see if the pictures would come out the next day. I didn’t really know anything about photography, but I loved the camera.” – William Klein

「我为我自己拍照,我觉得自己很自由,摄影是我的乐趣之一。首先,我很期待第二天能够看到照片的那一刻。其实我并不懂摄影,但我很喜欢相机。」- William Klein

如果你觉得摄影不好玩的话,那是因为你摄影的方式错了。不仅如此,如果你不享受拍照这个过程的话,你为什么要拍照呢?在我们的工作、关系和其他生活的其他方面中,我们已经有足够多的焦虑和压力。你拍照时玩的越开心,你就可能把你的热情传递给照片的观看者。

William Klein 很形象地表达了他对摄影的热爱与热情。透过他的话,你会发现他有多么地热爱摄影:

“… a photographer can love his camera and what it can do in the same way that a painter can love his brush and paints, love the feel of it and the excitement.” – William Klein

「…摄影师爱相机和摄影就像画家爱画笔和画画一样,喜欢这种感觉和兴奋。」- William Klein

当 William Klein 在街上拍照的时候,他会尝试各种不同的技巧。他并不能100%确定自己能够拍到什么,但他接受运气和机会的考验,同时非常享受这个过程:

“I would look at my contact sheets and my heart would be beating, you know. To see if I’d caught what I wanted. Sometimes, I’d take shots without aiming, just to see what happened. I’d rush into crowds – bang! Bang! I liked the idea of luck and taking a chance, other times I’d frame a compostion I saw and plant myself somewhere, longing for some accident to happen.” – William Klein

「当我看着我的底片印样的时候,我的心跳会加速,你懂的。我会看自己是否拍到自己想要拍到的效果。有时候我拍照是不会瞄准的,就想着看看出来的照片会是怎样的。我会冲到入群当中──咔擦!咔擦!我喜欢接受运气的考验,其他时候我也会在某个地方取好景构好图,期待一些意料之外的事情发生。」- William Klein

虽然说在摄影中努力是很重要的,但也不要太强迫自己以至于自己不再享受过程。Constantine Manos 解释道:

“Don’t drive yourself

[too hard]. If you’re tired, sit down. If you’re not enjoying it [photographing], you’re doing something wrong. Photography should always be a pleasurable search for something wonderful.” – Constantine Manos

「不要太强迫自己了。如果你累了,休息下吧。如果你不再享受摄影,那说明你在错误地摄影。摄影理应是一种能带给人快乐的探索过程。」- Constantine Manos

另外一个建议:不要将自己看得太重要了,就像 Elliot Erwitt 一样:

“I’m not a serious photographer like most of my colleagues. That is to say, I’m serious about not being serious.” – Elliot Erwitt

「我并不像我的很多同行摄影师那样严肃。我的意思是,我在不严肃这方面很严肃。」- Elliot Erwitt

到头来,除了你自己之外,并没有人会真正在意你的摄影。所以,要记得摄影并不在于创作伟大的影像,而是在于享受你的生活,享受摄影的过程。

 

 

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