Self portrait. Miguel Garcia-Guzman.
There is something fascinating about photography. A motionless image has the power to stop our run in this frantic life we live, and make us observe the moment. By doing so, it heightens our state of awareness and imagination, it becomes a sixth sense, an emotional connection with life. When you see an image, just taken within a fraction of a second, the dimension of time looses its restrictions and you can look, and observe. And after looking we can appreciate aspects of life that we missed before, we can appreciate the intensity of the moment.
I started [EV +/-] Exposure Compensation as a means to share the work of photographers that I find inspiring, work that I enjoy as an observer. Some of these photographers are well known, some are just starting to express their vision, but all of them have the uniques of their art and the commonality of appreciating the power of photography to elicit strong emotions.
I find fascinating to learn about the ideas, emotions and the thinking that generates the artistic work of photographers. All photographic work has a purpose, an intent pursued by the artist. When possible I try to convey the thinking behind the work as expressed by the photographer. As expressed by Nancy Newhall, the juxtaposition of words and images -additive caption- creates a perception by itself that may produce a totally different impact in the observer.
The additive caption combines its own connotations with those in the photograph to produce a new image in the mind of the spectator – sometimes an image totally unexpected and unforeseen, which exists in neither words nor photographs but only in their juxtaposition.
– Nancy Newhall, Aperture, Volume No. 1, 1952
I am proud to be part of the photoblog community you- as the reader- create, and I hope I can convey my sincere appreciation to you for visiting [EV +/-] Exposure Compensation.
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