More Than A Photograph
Attempting to capture the beauty of Nature holistically, with the click of a finger seems an impossible task.
The result is simply an image that impresses upon the viewer the superficial form of the subject, is it not?
From this, the viewer draws upon their own personal tastes and formulates an impression if you will- which will almost always innacurately depict the character of the subject.
Beauty is multi-faceted, photography is linear-true?
Nobody can claim to truly understand the duck in the photograph and nobody can claim to truly know the ducks character.
It has pretty feathers. It has a beautiful bill, it floats on the water with spectacular ease, but that is all we can determine from the image, is it not?
I hope not, because the second this is believed, story telling is dead.
We must make room for magic. We must make room for dreaming. We must make room for hope and inspiration and belief and admiration and creativity.
We must make room for emotion.
The point of the photo, and the magic of the image, is in it’s broader interpretation. It will be, whatever you want it to be. It will represent, whatever your unique interpretation decides. It simply serves as a key with which to unlock emotion, a flame to ignite passion, and an alarm clock with which to awaken inspiration.
Long live the multi-faceted, emotion filled potential of the photographic image.