One of my biggest influences is music, as it is at the heart of many imperative social movements, moulding where we as a society end up. When listening to The Who a fascinating, yet quite irritating, reflection of myself was shown to me.
I’ve looked under chairs
I’ve looked under tables
I try to find the key
To fifty million fables
They call me the Seeker
I’ve been searching low and high
I won’t find what I’m after
Till the day I die
These lyrics exposed the fact that my exploration of classic texts, when put into present day contexts, will never end. The constantly evolving nature of not just photography, but the paradigms that stem from that said nature, means that the relevance of “aura”, for example, is constantly changing. Objects and elements signify differing things from one day to the next, let alone one year to the next. Convection of ideologies will causes Sigmund Freuds subconscious to work ever so slightly, but crucially, differently.
Of course this can be true of all artist and their ideas. In fact in a recent, and captivating, convocation with a fellow writer, I was told that “You’re only ever going to have one idea, and you’ll just keep doing it that idea over and over” which is true for many artists. Thus The Who’s “The Seeker” could be applied to them. However, because of its core dependance on changes in society, my enchantment will never cease. Annoyingly I think I might need to edit some of my writings, now I have come to realise that their truths and lies may have already changed.
Jamie Edwards 8th March 2020