Last week, I was sitting outside with my wife while the kids were playing. My youngest boy took interest in a spot out under the trees, where he spent some time digging, piling and tossing dirt. He had a good time, lost in his own world, playing with his backhoe, figuring out how it worked. I had my camera, with the Minolta 58mm f/1.2 attached, and set about trying to capture this playtime while not interfering. Shooting wide open at f/1.2, this lens did an amazing job of rendering the front yard as a creamy, insulating blur. While the bokeh does get a little busy in spots, I like it. It’s unique and I don’t see it as a distraction. Decorative.
My whole life, I’ve dealt with a kind of Attention Deficit Disorder that makes it extremely difficult for me to focus on more than one thing. That one thing I’m doing receives all of my attention, while everything outside of that is tuned out. These images, to me, seem to convey on a visual level what that feels like.