Sunday, August 19, 2012

Creative Thoughts

I have been thinking about why I don't photograph people and why, in my images, I try hard to not show a person's face. On the surface I can say that it is because I am not comfortable in front of a camera. Or that I worry about model release issues.....But really I think it is more about how a viewer engages with a photograph. If there is a person's face in an image, is it possible that it makes the image more of a documentation or representation of "what is"? And is it then possible that without an person's face, an image can what the viewer brings to the image and is open to becoming their interaction with the image? The image can then be about them and not the "other".

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