I’d like to start with a quote before I get the ball rolling.
“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.” Diane Arbus
I Am a Photograph
When you look at a photograph, what do you see?
The picture, the story or a small part of me?
How do you feel when you look deep inside?
Do I make you feel happy or does your smile start to slide?
I am a photograph and I will signify to you.
My denotation has hidden meaning, if only you look through.
I may look two dimensional but my layers are many, if you look.
I have connotations, just like a completed book.
And just like the ingredients that kick start the taste buds, into motion.
I am a photograph!
I am an emotion!
So the task was to photograph still life and to portray a given emotion. If the message isn’t clear look deeper and see if you know what emotion it is that I am trying to convey.
It was a difficult task with many different aspects to consider, like lighting, colour, props, angles, layout, camera settings, lenses to name but a few.
I hope you enjoy the image and figure out the message. Leave me a comment with your answers of what emotion you think this image is delivering or not if you think I haven’t done a very good job. Unless of course you are my peer and already know, because that would be cheating!!