“Photography is about forcing your perspective onto others!”
I am going to explore this statement made by one of my guests, just to see if she is a big liar, or is there some truth to the statement. If so, does all communication attempt to do this? or maybe just art?
Like the term “Contrast”, “Perspective” can have a few different uses relevant to photography. For example, there is the almost physical “Focal Length”. If the photographer changes focal length, they are affecting the perspective of the shot. a “Sense of perspective” is the illusion of the 3rd dimension (3D) in a 2D image. Then people talk about “My perspective” both in a visual sense and in a conceptual or political sense, as in “My point of view”. They all eventually mean the same thing with regards to showing you the world from my eyes.
Abstracts are useful for demonstrating various aspects of perspective. As the photographer I have a perspective advantage because I knew where I was and which height, distance and focal length I needed to create the image. As the viewer, you may experience a loss of perspective until your eye can make sense of some of the focused parts. Then, you might start to build a sense of perspective.
Trevisan Art International I received an email from Paola Trevisan in Italy inviting me to submit artwork for an International Art Exhibition in Bologna, November 2015. The International Art Exhibition is called “Little Treasures” and is hosted every year by TAI (Trevisan Art International). The invitation is to submit 4 small fine art photos measuring […]
Wardrobe Art Do you ever have times when everything fits together in a collection of strange coincidences? For me, I seem to have more moments when everything falls apart in a mass of coincidences, but this time it was different, the stars were in alignment. After my previous show at the Brick Lane Gallery in […]