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It’s important to me, to retain the essence of the place I’m representing, but I often feel the inclination to experiment. I feel the need to see if I can find new impression new semblances in order to forge a creative path.
I often find frustrations knowing just how far to push subtle effects. I spend ages mulling over the different layers, turning them on and off, trying to look from different angles, I make the image smaller, I squint my eye, I turn the lights of and on (I think I've said enough). The differences sometimes are so small that it would seem insignificant, but as a whole the subtle workings can offer the image a rich indescribable texture, something magical, a holistic experience where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. (Gestalt psychology).
To be honest I find it paradoxically reassuring that the more open, the more uncertain, I see the world the truer it becomes. When the world isn’t black and white, the shades of grey can be very hard to identify. But hey that’s like life. If we believe in the concept of infinity, then surely (being logical) nothing is what it seems, things can not be stable, nothing can be black and white. There will always be something in-between what seems to be solid. There is no fact, there is not one “correct” way of solving a problem, and there aren’t rules that have to be flowed in order to be real. Because reality is a matter of perception, its what you as an individual perceive it to be and every thing is relevant and justified as your own vision.
Yes I'm getting heavy…sorry for the people who want black and white but hey guys not here.
In the What If The Earth Stopped Spinning? photo essay.
Also by jason theaker
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