Recently, a dear friend sent me a photographer’s instagram post where he said that his words/captions were more powerful than the photo itself. His words enhanced the photo and tied-in emotions that the viewer otherwise might not feel.
I’ve been thinking a lot about it. On one hand, I really enjoy trying to explain the feelings I had when I was in the moment taking a photo…or telling a story about my experience using photos as proof. On the other hand, isn’t art all about interpretation? Timeless photography needs no words. Isn’t it up to the viewer to decide what the message is or how striking a photo is?
When I see an amazing photo, it smacks me…hard! BOOM! …..and any accompanying words are just afterthoughts.
When it comes to this blog, I try to use words to frame an experience or to sprinkle some humor in there; for context and entertainment. But in-line with its title, I try to employ brevity. Ultimately, I hope my photos speak for themselves. This will always be my goal as I try to improve as a photographer.
Cannon beach over Thanksgiving was siiiiiick……