Inspirational Words on Photography

03 Jan

What a great philosophy this photographer conveys in this little snippet from Clips:

Without a heart an image is only a scattering of light and dark patches, with no meaning to communicate, no vision to stimulate the senses. But only you, the photographer/creator, can decide what the heart is. However, you can learn how to locate it. Your own heart can tell you: but only if you listen: an emotion, a stirring, can direct your eyes and fingers but only if you allow it so. At times I find the best action is to do the opposite of what seems to be demanded. When flooded with visual sensations, I don’t look harder; I close my eyes the better to perceive. Using the other senses can help you see more clearly. Smells, sounds, heat sensations and feelings of texture are all modalities of perception as vital to photography as sight itself. Burning heat may drive you into the shadows, from which position a street feels and looks differently. The sound of children singing may lead you into an alley with no visual promise.


Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved

A lonely leaf from a cool November day.


Posted by on January 3, 2007 in Art, Gracie, Inspirational, Nature, Organic, Photography


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3 responses to “Inspirational Words on Photography

  1. Suresh Gundappa

    January 4, 2007 at 2:00 am

    Lovely photograph, great article.

    For a good photograph it is essential you see thru heart not thru mind.

  2. Gracie

    January 4, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Hey Suresh, glad you enjoyed it! It made sense to me. 🙂

  3. naturalhigh

    January 5, 2007 at 8:49 am

    Very rich words. They apply across all fields of art and creativity. I’ll be thinking of this throughout my day- thanks. I love your lonely leaf shot, too.


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