Someone, again, asked me if I was “eccentric”? This is like the third time in the past year? Hmmmmm?

I’m starting to get a complex?

An eccentric person is someone who is slightly odd, unconventional, and even a bit strange.

Okay, I can own this. It fits.

Of course, the three people that asked me this question, were not acquaintances of mine, only fans and followers of my photography.

Fair enough.

I am a bit nonconformist and off-the-wall.

Perhaps to these three, and many more just like them, some of my photography could appear, at first glance, a bit off-axis and offbeat.

When I honestly look at my own body-of-work, I tend to see it, generally speaking, as somewhat traditional, with a strong photographic emphasis.

Granted, since converting to iPhone photography, back in 2011, and by virtue of always having a camera with me, in my pocket, my subject choices, quite different than my work with dedicated cameras, tends to be nonconformist, whimsical, even at time bizarre.

But what can I say? It’s how I see the world through my lenses.
I can’t change this.

Of course, there is a deep part of me that revels in and relishes this unorthodox, oddball, quirky way of seeing the world.

One person’s treasure is another person’s trash
So, yes, in both my subject choice and style, I’m capricious.

I keep coming back to this quote by legendary street photographer, Garry Winogrand, “Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed”

This quote reflects Winogrand’s unique perspective and approach to photography. It encapsulates his curiosity and desire to capture the essence of any moment subject or object, through the lens of his camera.

If, like Garry, this means being labeled eccentric…so be it.



Jack Hollingsworth