iter. 2 planning
After a relatively long stint of consideration I have a plan thats wrapped in goals. For my general web situation it’s a big change, for this photosite it won’t be as big, as it’ll soon live within a wider scope of elements I need to push. Realistically I see iteration 2 as solving the navigation impasse I hit with iteration 1 – the goal being to ditch the silos and move to a landing gallery that feeds into context, similar to what I went with originally but butter and more intuitive with more freedom for me to create relationships between content. The reality is people are trained in their image viewing by instagram, and as much as i loathe the thing, I can’t deny culture.
I’ve started a new journey with this website. Since I first started shooting I’ve yearned to draw some kind of contentedness from displaying photos and it seems no number of attempts will reconcile, a crisis shared by many I’m sure. Especially in the age of photos being most often consumed on a phone, probably the worst viewing medium photography has ever been subject to.
This iteration is to move away from having an end, or considering the eventual site-death. The short-list of images you may soon see are my guides to an infinite delve into past and future experiences shared with my camera & friends. I now wield the tools to build and expand a site how I want it, which is a burden to choice, but I’m starting to think the aforementioned crisis was simply me not realising it was the tools of showcase that I was looking for, not the act of display.
It may be futile, only the next iteration will know.
the espresso paradox considers the point where the espresso’s speed benefits result in a longer completion time than if one had not spent time acquiring and consuming the espresso in the first place. this point is mostly controlled by one’s desire to consume the espresso, not the resulting time gains.