Nodal Point

It’s that point in time when you are reading a book and suddenly the words on the page blur. You continue to read thinking you’ll catch up to yourself but you can’t. 
It’s that point in time when you are working on a project outdoors and are hammering a nail into a two by four but you miss the nail. It was there a second ago but it just seemed to melt into the wood. 
It’s that point in time when you are driving the same route you always drive and you arrive at your destination but have no recollection of getting there. 
It’s that point when you are with a friend having a good time but you’re thinking of other things or other people. You give the other person only half of yourself. The other half is fuzzy with thoughts that are not important at that moment. 
It’s that point when your intersecting thoughts converge then blow up into a white, hot blur. You stare. You defocus. Your breathing slows and shallows. You’ve zoned out. You miss things when you zone out. 
Nodal Point is a project based on times when a person does not comprehend the moment. The cause of this impenetrable moment is a sudden culmination of information so intense that the person pauses almost everything at that very moment. All that is seen is a blurry, white dot.
These images were created using a 4x5” pinhole camera with a zone plate lens. 

Toned silver gelatin prints 16" x 20"
2015