THIS IS WHERE IT ALL HAPPENS
Since the inception of Photographyfree4all, personal information has been minimal at best – even non-existent most of the time. Some have been inquisitive in their communications, to which I have creatively responded by dancing around the subject. It seems everyone has their opinion as to how much personal information should be shared in an online blog. Some of you are very forthright, while others are more reserved. I tend to err on the side of reservation…at least for a while.
From my very first post, I was determined to make this blog about the photography rather than the photographer. I was beginning a journey and I was hoping someone might want to come along. I was certain it didn’t really matter who was behind the camera. After all, it would seem the true value of this blog would certainly be found in the photos. But the more I read your blogs and see your photographs – and certainly, the more I communicate with you through comments, the more I find myself wondering if something’s missing. Maybe there should be more.
When I shared my early frustration stemming from what I deemed to be a minor photography slump, I was astonished, not by just the mere number of comments, but also by the sincerity of your responses. So many of you empathized with what I was experiencing. And not only did you empathize with me, but you were quick to offer your help. It may not have meant much to you, but to me – it was eye-opening! Every person who responded to that post encouraged me in some way. I have already implemented some of your suggestions with varying degrees of success. One of the many comments sent to me that day came from a gentleman named Sam, and it went something like this: “Quite honestly, when I am in a true slump, I get out and shoot photos of mundane things.”
With that in mind, I offer these mundane shots. That’s right, these shots are from my office – that singular habitat where each Photographyfree4all blog post is created and published. BUT WAIT! There’s more to this shoot than meets the eye at first glance. These are not simply mundane office trinkets distributed on shelves and placed around my office for mere decoration. Not at all. They are, in fact, signposts of a life that my mother once termed as “exciting.”
If one takes only a brief glance and quickly moves on to their next daily task, they will likely miss the importance of each shot.
Here’s an interesting shot of two books lying horizontally on a bookshelf. The question is, are they the subject of the photo?
So, what have you discovered? Have you come up with anything, yet? Let me help you with one rather obvious distinction. Based on the fact that I noticed many of the shots included a plant, I would say this person tends to believe indoor plants accent the creation of a more decorative office interior!
With your indulgence I repeat my earlier statement. If one takes only a brief glance and quickly moves on to their next daily task, they will likely miss the importance of each shot. But, if you look closely at everything in the photos, you will see a life begin to unfold before your very eyes.
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