Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pure Imagination

"Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you'll see
Into your imagination"

For the past few days, I've had a song stuck in my head:  Pure Imagination.  A simple tune from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.  I visualize Gene Wilder singing it.  By reminding us to be childlike in a world of imagination, he guides us into a world of what could be.

As photographers, imagination is equally as important as the composition itself.  The image is only the beginning what we choose to do with it has only the limits of our imagination.  It has no borders only those that your mind provides.  We should feel free in our interpretation of perceived reality.  The worst that could happen is that our lives would become more interesting and less homogenous.

Artists choose their medium to express their perceptions. I think not only about how I will interpret each image, but also on how I will showcase the image.  I pay attention down to the detail of the paper I select to render my vision.  It's not unique to me.  In fact I believe the cavemen did the same as they selected which rocks were best for their petroglyphs.  It's all an important part of our creative process.  Welcome to the world of Pure Imagination.

1 comment:

  1. Love the image Al, and you know, that song has been stuck in my head for a while too...

    great work!


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