Monday, January 25, 2010
Are the words needed?
I really hate those days (or weeks) when I have no words. It seems like I'm incredibly busy with work, with kids, with life and yet there is absolutely nothing to talk about. Maybe that's why I like photography so much. Photographs can say something all by themselves so maybe sometimes we don't have to. Like this one. I know why he's making that face. I know that I caught it during the whole 5 seconds it was on his face and then it was gone. But, if I don't say why, maybe it's better? Because then anyone who sees it can use their imagination for the reasons his eyes have that expression. And possibly they'll relate to that idea more than the real one?
How about you? Have you ever made up in your mind what a photo was about only to find out that wasn't it? And if so, which did you like better? Do you always explain your photos or do you let some stand by themselves?