I hate blogging without pictures, it makes my blog so dull and un-entertaining. Chunks of text are withstand-able so long as there are a suitable amount of images to compliment them.
Pictures are wonderful, they allow us to observer and visualize what's happening around us. This gives us a sense of security. Why? Why are humans so obsessed with visual aids? Perhaps this has something to do with our dependence on sight as our primary source of information, or maybe it is because when we talk to people, we make a note on their body language and expression, and through today's technological means...it's rather impossible.
Of course this is all upon my personal speculation. Pictures are very open ended unlike text. Text, can be written so that there is utmost clarity, but a picture can always be interpreted in multiple ways. I guess that's why people indulge in visual communication, photography, and fashion.
Let's have a look at photography.
Here is a picture which will be our test, the photographer is me.
This one simple picture of paper roses, depicts paper roses. One may say that the picture was taken for appreciation of the oragami, perhaps it's trying to portray the way artificial objects have begun invading nature, or replacing nature with artifacts. There are many thoughts that may be deduced from this one single picture, yet not a lot can be said about it either...after all, the picture portrays a cropped version of the greater picture, which we cannot view outside our little box. What's under the roses, what's to the left? These questions may never be answered.
Now let's look at the picture again after some alterations via photoshop. I have turned it black and white. Immediately, this has a dramatic effect over the viewers. Suddenly, the picture appears to be some form of memory. Commemoration of a deceased loved one? Celebration of an important event? Or is it just a picture taken by a hopeless romantic? Perhaps one might even, once again, take the faded aspect and link it with the environment.
Countless innovations from a single picture may arise. This is why I love visual communication, photography and just art in general. Alas, these can all be mixed into one. A kind of stop motion, that isn't exactly motion, just a cartoon strip like the ones you find in the entertainment page of the newspaper. But I believe, the reason why I dive into the safety of blogging with pictures is, for the reason why photography was invented in the first place...the ability to revisit memories.So fellow readers, what are your thoughts on art? What kind of art do you like? Do you personally take the time to be a little creative yourself?