Monday, April 12, 2010
One of my favorite things about photography is that you can frame each image exactly how you want a viewer to see the subject. You can include, or leave out, details to tell the story just as you want it told. It can be as beautiful, ugly, or complicated as you wish.
This is just as interesting to me in life. We shape how the world sees us by giving a glimpse of only the artifacts we deem interesting or noteworthy, or artifacts that make us popular, feared, or respected. On the receiving end, we are only given access to limited information. Whether we are witnessing something lovely, angry, amusing, or blameworthy; we are only seeing a fraction of the full picture. To participate in life, we must understand that we are only given a small part of the story. The rest requires generosity and patience.