Imagery and design, including all forms of visualization, have been a passion of mine for a very long time.
Photography is a major form of visualization.
I believe in the adage “A picture is worth a thousand words”. This refers to the idea that we can learn more and absorb more amounts of data more quickly with just a single image than by reading.
Russian writer Ivan Turgenev wrote (in Fathers and Sons in 1862), “A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.”
Sometimes our education system is geared to the reading and learning parrot fashion yet an image is more memorable and can convey more data to be absorbed and this is the main goal of visualization, you can read as much or as little as you want. Recalling the image recalls the information and with that information the interpretation. This is the area of photography that interests me.
This is not ‘award winning make a million bucks’ photography, but more about capturing moments in time that inspire and are thought provoking. These are images that can capture a nations sensibilities of a certain period of time with just one photo.’
I have followed the careers of several photographers and I am left in awe of their work. I can only look and then feel I have been caught in the headlights of an oncoming train with the information given to me through their photos.