Sunday, July 10, 2011

Images

IMAGE
noun, verb, -aged, -ag·ing. –noun
1.     a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible.
2.    an optical counterpart or appearance of an object, as is produced by reflection from a mirror, refraction by a lens, or the passage of luminous rays through a small aperture and their reception on a surface.
3.     a mental representation; idea; conception.


I watched a surreal movie this afternoon, that was fragmented and a bit difficult to understand. More than likely I'll watch it again to see if I can understand it better. But something about this particular movie made me think that life really is a canvas with which we paint our life stories. Or rather a series of canvas's that tell our story. Our memories, the ones that impact us the most are the one's that are overflowing with emotions.


One of my jobs as a photographer is to evoke emotions through the use of images. I'm toying with the idea of using my memories as vague references to recreate events that have had a strong emotional impact on my life. The photos would have to be vague and somewhat surreal to capture the emotion rather than just the people or objects in my photos. I am going to start thinking about how I can go about capturing certain ideas. Hopefully I'll be able to create the images I have floating around in my head.

1 comment:

Kim Brown said...

Pet photography can be hard (front what I've heard). I think you did an amazing job!! What a cute puppy!!

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