• Statement

statement

A photograph records the light and dark of a subject for a split-second shutter exposure. It does not record the elusive hushed morning mists as they appear and disappear among the forests, nor does it relay the crashing sound of a waterfall hurtling off a mountain; a swollen stream cascading downhill. We do not hear the sounds of the wind whipping across the grasslands, nor the creaks of an abandoned farmhouse and echoes of past cultures. We know these sounds exist and that they were very present when the photograph was taken. Our mind records the photograph as viewed and our experiences remind us of the sounds that were probably there. This interaction between the photographer and the viewer yields the beauty of communication that is brought together by the experience of being alive and having the imagination to enjoy the artist's perspective.

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