My He(ART)-Full Life

Monday, July 15, 2013

experiments in photograpy: day #15

  “He owned an expensive camera that required thought before you pressed the shutter, and I quickly became his favorite subject, round-faced, missing teeth, my thick bangs in need of a trim. They are still the pictures of myself I like best, for they convey that confidence of youth I no longer possess, especially in front of a camera.” - Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth
Lately...I've been  stretching myself with photography.  I love the infinite ways I can digitally alter a I can add layers and light and frames infinitum. More and more...I am seeking mood, movement, and light rather than purely image.Here are some of my recent photography creations...
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”- Dorothea Lange
One of my discoveries is that the more pics I take...the more I seek  new  perspectives, compositions and angles. It's a challenge I love...finding new ways to tell my stories, capture moments and share my's documenting this moment and directs me to be present to my life. Pretty powerful stuff, right?

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
                                                                                                                    -Diane Arbus

More + more...I am trying to see with my heart and spirit rather than just with my eyes.

1 comment:

patty said...

Right now I am fully immersed in preparing for the full-day photography workshop I am teaching Wednesday up on Palomar Mountain. What you are talking about here would fit in perfectly with the theme! Instagram has really stretched me photographically and I am totally hooked! I have to set limits on it, but yes, it's amazing how diverse and creative you can get with a single image. The apps are incredible. I love what you are doing!