Welcome to the 2nd issue of Curious Frame. Many years ago when I was in university, I took a class on Galileo. It was, to be clear, not a science class. Rather it was about studying some of his ideas and the impact that they have on the way that we think about and see the world that we live in.
The major thing that has really stuck with me all this time is that Galileo tried to get us to understand that the Sun does NOT revolve around the Earth. Alas, seeing is not always believing. But from our vantage point, it may appear to be the opposite of what it really is. It should be noted that Galileo paid dearly for this belief and asserting this as fact.
We have the opportunity to examine the images that we are confronted with on a daily basis. No, it’s not possible to understand all of them. However, we can choose to stop and look at the images that we are drawn to and question why? So, in this issue I discuss how Photography is a Language. We can learn to make sense of it enough to enter into a conversation about it.
I realize that it can often be difficult to read and understand writing about photography. It can get pretty thick at times and may require an advanced university degree to understand these theories. My aim is to always make the exploration of photography accessible to everyone.
Your comments and questions are always welcome. And no, I don’t have an advanced degree in understanding all these theories. What I do have is my personal experience of being a photographer and artist for many decades. Coming to an understanding of photography and art shouldn’t feel like the taste of bitter medicine.