... a snapshot of a thing, of a nothing, really ---- a ball in the air, a guy in a T-shirt standing in a nowhere street, a Volvo, whatever ---- cool. Anything could be cool as long as you didn't try to exert too much influence over it.
Adapted from David Salle's "The Petite Cinema of John Baldessari"
The poignancy of the photograph comes from looking back to a fleeting moment in a floating world. The transitoriness is what creates the sense of the sacred.