I’ve heard one question from many friends of mine when I’ve shown them this series of six photographs. ‘This is nothing like you do usually. Why did you do this series of images?’
Power of photograph
Power of photograph often comes from simple things. They don’t need to be fancy, they tell a story that moves people. One image that comes to my mind writing this is Jeff Wideners “Unknown Protester”. Simple, and so powerful. I have huge respect for photographers who can capture that kind of moment and message in the image.
What I’ve done in this series of images is exactly the opposite, reason for that is that I try to pursue caching the moment in my job as a photojournalist. In the free time I like to experiment and try out random figures and shapes that don’t really show anything about their subject. A different approach or a matter of way we all look at our world.
Experimenting with shapes is on the other hand very easy, simply because you don’t have to go find your subject anywhere further than your front porch. Problem is that you need to be able to see it. Its great way to train your eyes to see things you would normally just pass by.
Although some of you may recognize what’s in these images. When you remove your thoughts that probably say “ok, that’s a cloud. So?” They become a different kind of photographs. Texture. Mood. Maybe even bit like a painting? Something else than just image of ordinary, everyday phenomenon.
Or that’s at least how I feel about these images. To someone else it may still be raindrop in the glass or a cloud in the sky.
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