Time as a man made concept repeats itself every 24 hours, but since man can only count to twelve one could say it repeats itself in half the time. Me I repeat myself all the time. Tick tock tick tock ! It has been a long week, 168 hours or 10,080 minutes. Some minutes are longer than others, just ask the cows in N. Dakota that won’t know when to be milked if daylight savings time is allowed. What of the value of time? Who the hell do we humans think we are to control time. The sun comes up it is day time, the sun goes down it is night time. Very simple, but simple doesn’t pay the bills even the ND cows know that and if you don’t believe me ask your cell phone. This week [seven days one hundred and sixty eight hours] I was told that what I do isn’t work since I am not being paid for the time. So now we have work time and play time to consider. Is an hour of work time longer than sixty minutes? Is this hour more valuable than an hour of play time? Writing, seeing, pondering, creating momentary stories, commentary on these times is that not work? Or perhaps it is better to not see put your vision on auto or some other mode. Or is the time spend shoveling bull shit on the Senate Floor or lieing to the populous while the camera is running sound byte time is that of more value? Is there sixty minutes in a sound byte? Well it is time for more coffee and to go out in the day time to shoot some film, I have to make time to be creative. Time flashes by in increments of 1/250 of a second for me and if you take the time to look you may see how much time you waste chasing after the promises spit out to you in sound byte time. Enjoy your time it isn’t a dress rehearsal, but it is most likely fiction. Time to go, enjoy pjc
” You can’t please all the people all the time.” Abe Lincoln said that “but with the proper and continuous spin you can make the people believe they are pleased.”
Add some distraction
And some love if you can find the time!
This took me 120 minutes of time to create, worthwhile or wasted time? Time will tell.
Lori Rembetski says
Non-artists have no idea. It seems as though artists are valued once their work starts to sell. It is like working on commission, you don’t get paid by the hour only for the completed work. Only artists have to take it one step further and find a buyer. It is difficult to decide on a price and let’s face it most artists get$.05 an hour for their heart and soul.
Our university recently instituted the faculty version of your “daylight savings time for cows: “the Board of Trustees at its most recent meeting took an action, on the basis of a recommendation by [the] President in consultation with the academic leadership of the university, to modify the academic calendar to enable significant new prospects for curricular, co-curricular, and personal growth programming that is in keeping with the spirit and reality of [blah, blah]. Accordingly, we have adjusted the academic calendar to extend the period between the fall and spring terms. By beginning and ending the spring semester one week later than has been the case with the existing calendar, we will create a five-week break between the fall and spring terms. This period of time may be used to explore new study experiences, intensive undergraduate research experiences, or directed self-study programs. Faculty members may use this time to interact with colleagues on topics ranging from interdisciplinary curriculum development, to student learning assessment, to the integration of academics with student life. We expect that the new schedule will also present opportunities for activities that enrich the social and cultural life of the university community.” In short, do the same thing in less time and don’t bother us! Time is relative, my friend. Or maybe, it is an illusion, a mirage, who is to tell? Only one for whom time stands still. As for value, there are many measures of value, but if you want to set a dollar value to you time, you missed your calling as a lawyer.
One result of the “FREE PIXELS” phenomenon (my comment on your previous post) has been the erosion of the value of individual photographs… we are inundated with so many images every day. Last month I was in Florida to judge an international photo salon… 3770 images, by 606 photographers, that we (3 judges) had to go through and evaluate in a day. We did the best we could, but on average, we had no more than 5 seconds to look at each image. Unless an image really JUMPED out from the others in those 5 seconds, it had simply NO CHANCE at all of even getting a second look! I expect it is the same situation every working day for most photo editors of the prominent magazines. This may be regrettable, but that’s the way it is!
Peter J. Crowley says
I think it is called “Vanilla” the dumbing down of Photographic Art. Or the machine gun approach if I take 1000 images one is bound to be goodnuff. We could even take this theory to the Senate, if you have 100 Senators talking continuously well eventually one will say something that is goodnuff. LOL pjc