“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
– Dorothea Lange
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One photograph captures not only the image in front of the lens, but the one behind it.
The photographer takes a photo of what they see, and how they feel. They always say “a picture is worth a thousand words” and it is so much more than that. When I take a picture of something, I tend to remember how I felt at the time, but my feelings are not the only ones involved with a photograph. After (if ever) I present it to people, their feelings are soaked into the picture, and it’s usually not just one person either, every single person that sees it will have different feelings.
Emotion is what gives life to a piece of art. Showing a photograph or a drawing to someone can provoke anger, happiness, or even sadness. All of those feelings are to be expected, and should be taken as a compliment. The fact that people can have strong emotions about your art, is what makes it art. That’s what gives it quality. When I share a photograph with someone, it’s because I have strong feelings about it, not because it “looks nice.” The picture just feels right, it’s like it can absorb the feelings of other people and become better than it is. Most of my photographs are of the things in nature. Everything in nature is beautiful, and I want to be able to share that beauty with everyone. Whether it’s a small spring trickling through the trees, or a butterfly fluttering around in the backyard, it holds a piece of my heart.
Thanks for reading! <3
Photos are mine.