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Going Off The Radar

Rafael Rojas explains why we should resist the temptation of external gratification, find delight in anonymity, go off the radar and photograph only if and when we want to

In a few hours, I will be leaving my office to board a plane heading for the north of Norway carrying a bag containing my old trusty Hasselblad film camera. This is not Facebook and I am not bragging, and the only reason I am telling you this is because by the time you read this article, a few months will have passed and this future trip will be over. In fact, this trip, like all the others, will never be completely finished. It will leave indelible souvenirs forever engraved in my mind and, as a bonus, possibly a few negatives, captured by the camera, patiently waiting to be developed, scanned and post-processed.

Why am I sharing this with you? You might be wondering, should I really care where you are going? The answer is no. Nobody besides myself should care about what I am going to do, what I am going to photograph or where I am going to travel (at least at the beginning) and thinking otherwise would only be a…

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Rafael Rojas

Rafael Rojas is a fine art photographer, author and lecturer, whose work has been awarded in the most prestigious international photography competitions. His Fine Art prints, sold internationally, form part of numerous private and public collections.

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