The goal at first was to capture a crisp, sharply focused picture with all the little succinct details a raw image could provide. This dominated the way I looked at photography for the last couple of years until during one shoot I captured an image, completely by mistake, out of focus. Given what my intent was at the time I easily vanquished the image into the forgettable section of my photo library. Since I usually edit my images sequentially, the black and white blur was more than eager to make its presence felt. And so I added this little mutation of a “mistake”to the post.
Being too focused on the technical aspect of photography (setting aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance), I lost the artistic and creative aspect, not just to capture but also express the moment, the perception of the photo with the manipulation of the focus. In a way, I relinquish control, allowing the mind of the perceiver to focus the image with their perception.