Earlier this week I was thinking that it might be fun to try and identify things I like by running through the 5 senses. I thought it would be helpful to run through each sense and give some explanation of how I think of it and why its important to me. I think we all look to connect with others and this may be a way I connect with you - or maybe not, which is fine too. Either way, I'm putting it out there for you to enjoy - or NOT :-) Here we go...
As a photographer I'd say sight is pretty important. The visual appeal of something is what connects me to it. Emotionally. This can be true whether its a person or a setting or an object. With a lot of things, the devil's in the details and I tend to pay attention to them. From a photographic point of view, I like to consider both the technical and emotional impact of a scene.
When I think of things that are pleasing visually, things like these come to mind:
- a child's smile
- clean lines; simple design
- happy eyes
- beautiful light
- ginuine emotion
Things from my life that are burned into my memory are the day I got my first car, my first trip to NYC, the moment I saw my wife as she walked down the isle and the day my daughter was born. These are just a few of the events in my life that will always be with me regardless of how much time passes.
This is one of the primary reasons why I love photograhy so much. The opportunity to capture those most important moments in people's lives is quite an honor.
Stay tuned for the next sense...