In today’s current photographic climate which is saturated with selfies, cellphone snaps, and impromptu portraits, have we forgotten the weight a photograph can carry? It’s an easy mistake to make and also a crime that we all commit from time to time. In case you have managed to forget, allow me to remind you of just how important the photographs you make can truly be.
When the photographer in such a moment that it becomes a memory itself.
And a single capture can remind you of the time. Thus it contains that moment which have lived but can't live again, and the photograph become the source of recreating that scene in your heart all over again. Just like a film that we can watch again and again.
The photo could be a portrait that snatches a piece of the person’s elation or sorrow. It could be a photo of a morning sunrise reaching up over a snow covered mountain. Whatever the image is, there lives inside it the potential power to unveil a moment of emotionalism that may otherwise have remained covered.
A picture is worth a thousand words. This is maybe because it is harder to reject the physical reality of a picture then it is to dispute word that are written on a page. The picture is still language or else it couldn’t be worth a thousand words, but in some ways it is more free then text. It is more simplified. If you see a picture of a certain breed of dog it is easier to associate the name of the breed with how people think the breed should look then if you read about the breed and construct your own mental image. A picture is a strong way to appeal to people’s senses. A monument and memorials are like pictures. Monuments act as physical appeals to society’s senses in an attempt by various groups to gain authority from society.
They are of special significance that hold a dear meaning to us deep down in our hearts. They are the things that are ever reminding us of the people that we are, and the people that we want to be. When I think of the word “value” I often think of love and family. I think about the importance of the gift of life.