I don’t want to be the one telling you a story in words, I want to be the one telling you a story in a photo, but who’s story is it?
Are you seeing and interpreting the scene in the same way I do? Does it matter?
The photograph as it was taken tells one story, what that story is may be entirely up to the viewer, after I have processed it, there are some subtle and some not so subtle changes to the finished image (not edited, nothing has been taken out or added), in this manner, I hope to direct the line of thinking in a certain way, whether it works or not is another matter, but in this way I am interpreting the scene my way, and lending to it my feelings; how the viewer sees it is still up to the viewer.
Many people take scenes literally, others concoct long tales based on the elements in the frame, others may just have an emotional reaction but not know precisely why; if it affects you, then I am happy.
At Day’s End – 14-3289 | Lusignan, East Coast Demerara | 2014
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