It’s Wednesday again and I wonder how the days and even the year seems to have flown by so quickly? It’s a good time of year to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going, all while living in a world where everything is rapidly changing.
It’s a good time to do some slow viewing of photos. To see where we’ve been, where we are and to imagine where we are possibly going. That is true both as individuals as well as to gain a view of the state of the world outside ourselves.
Hence, the theme of this issue is about how Photography is a Reflection. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the US and it was intended as a time of reflection and to also give thanks. So you don’t need to be an American to reflect on things and to give thanks.
I thank you for following me on this journey of discovery. There are a number of topics that crisscross, they overlap. A number of readers have anticipated some of the upcoming topics as well.
Introducing Photography Is. It is an eleven part series of brief texts with a photo. Basic nonfiction prose language in English often does not allow for nuance. It is often better suited for science and things which can be stated in black and white.
This series is intuitive rather than intellectual. It is closer to poetry and perhaps a more suitable method of reflecting on photography. When a photo is successful, it draws us into it to ponder it’s meaning, just like in poetry. Art always falls in a gray area and invites the viewer to see their own story as if looking into a mirror.