For a quick rant, we have serious misunderstanding here with what pictorialism was (mostly due to the censorship and propaganda in the 50s), and, reading f/64 manifesto, I see where it could have started. Their job was fair, but their statement regarding pictorialism was pure demagogy, not true, at least from what I see on pictorial photos.
There's an interesting group group here from the 50s-60s, they've blurred the line between what's "pictorial" and what's "f/64-ish". Google for "Kielecka Szkoła Krajobrazu" and you'll get it. Not much there is, but you'll get the point. I'm still puzzled about this guy (Pierściński) from a small village, who grew up in post WWII Poland, in poverty and aggressive propaganda, got his hands on a Zorki or Fed, which were really rare back then, and did what he did. How? Why?
Programming is close to my heart, I did some media manipulation years back, I was doing things like writing a simple program enabling me to VJ (play and "scratch" a video) or make live granular synthesis with a gamepad.
Quoting the article:
And that's what I do here basically. Made choice, now asking, what seems to be the easiest, fastest, least expensive and most social form of validating.The concept of not being attached to a single idea and treating every design or feature iteration as a hypothesis that needs validation is the overall biggest thing we’ve learned.
But I'm getting what you're saying, I think. To work more, with mindfulness, care and passion, and be less distracted by whatever is distracting me.
To justify myself, I've started my day with a coffee and 3 hour walk through a nearby landscape park, making photos and being eaten alive by the mosquitoes.