Sunday, April 24, 2011

We Only Photograph What's Familiar


Someone once said, "We only photograph what is familiar."

Or so I thought :-)

Katrin Eismann just sent me this via twitter: Nathan Lyons said, "We only photograph that which we recognize."

Well, I was close.

I am not sure I agree 100 percent with that statement, but I do find some truth to it. For example, the heart in both of these scenes drew me to make the photographs.


What do you think? And what do you photograph? Post a comment here.

Explore the light,
Rick

12 comments:

Paul Brace said...

Love the surreal HDR effect gives it an 'other world" look. Rick rocks!

Sean McCormack said...

Not sure that would explain the jump from Landscapes to Fashion for me :)

Helene said...

For me my best photos are always the ones where my heart takes over my head. "We photograph what we feel"

Teri Lou said...

I don't necessarily agree because we seem to photograph less what is "in our own backyards' and instead seek far away exoctic places, people and things.

Elephant Man said...

I take pictures of what ever interests me, which can be pretty much anything at any given time.

From birds to the rain, to dogs to empty soda cans, I take pictures of it all.

bobwyo said...

That's right. Not to get too far out, if you agree with Karl Jung's concept of the collective unconscious, many of the things we have never seen are still familiar through a wide connection with the world.

I'll come back to Earth now!

Xay B. said...

It's true to a degree. Most ppl will photograph what is most comfortable to them, meaning what they know how to photograph the best.

David Henderson said...

I <3 great bicycle photos.

Steve said...

I like to photograph a variety of things from sports to landscapes, to street to people but in thinking about it. My favorite images are those that evoke emotion in the viewer. The emotion can be any emotion really, from solitude to peacefulness to joy to... fill in the blank.

CGarison said...

I photograph what I see that is interesting, but more times than not, my photos are composed in a manner that look like the 1000 piece Big Ben jigsaw puzzles that I worked when I was a child.

So I guess even if we go out on a limb and photograph something out of the ordinary, we will compose the image to fit a concept that is comfortable to our ways.

Muhamad Hafiz bin Mohd Seth said...

I like to photograph that give something new to me. Everyday I will photograph so that I can keep it as my memories.

MaviDeniz said...

I love these, the second one is so beautiful.