As opposed to the circle, the square, as a symbol, does not carry particularly positive connotations for me. It’s inflexible. Standard. Rule-bound. But really, the more I shoot square format images, the better I understand that the square is a forgiving and flexible format in photography.
For the last week or so, I’ve been shooting with my phone only and in square format. Looking at my images afterwards, I am unable to find any sort of pattern in my composition, anything my resulting images have in common. For the most part, all I have is a set of square images that work in square format in some sense, for different and sometimes undefined reasons.* Strangely, I find that for once I don’t mind it that there’s something I can’t explain and generalise over.
So I’m going to leave it with a selection of my recent square format images, and for once I will let the images speak for themselves, as a summary of the recent experiences in my life as well as my photographic development.
*See Kat’s Exploring with a Camera post on square format for an interesting summary of possible square compositions.