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.