One tempts us with bad choices the other always gives wise advice, but they both sound the same. However, to have this interpretation, one needs to be aware of the mythology going in to the picture! You made the association possible for me and it's so enjoyable.Asher,
Thanks, I did not think of this interpretation. I saw the two shadows as preceding and following position of the dancer.
Waking the shadows seems such a fictive thing to do.
and it shows! This is one of the 1 in 1/10,000 pictures we'd all hope for! It happens so fast, that even with the finest skill in composing and capture, it's surely beyond any "musing", "interpretation" or "recollections". So this tells us something about the work; like "found art" in which we discover endless fascination once we pick it up on the beach.I was thinking in terms of mysterious and fanciful , not fictional.
Thanks for your kind words Asher. Irrespective of the quality or appeal of my photographs I am very much at home with a camera in my hand these days, moreso than ever before. I'm never at a loss to find things that interest me, nor am I at any time ill at ease when viewing anyone else's photos. This is a good time in my life with photography. There is no pressure to appeal.
It might be too early in the morning for any intellectual exercise, Jerome. Nevertheless I'll give it a go.That is good.
But, just as an intellectual exercise, if we suppose that you wanted to "appeal"... what would you do?
Since we live on opposite sides of the planet, it is late in the evening for me when it is early in the morning for you and vice versa, so it is my turn to get a headache now.It might be too early in the morning for any intellectual exercise, Jerome. Nevertheless I'll give it a go.
(Brief time span elapses. Go to next scene)
****! Nothing happened. That either means I am incapable of said exercise or I have no ambition to appeal. I wonder if that's as a result of me spending a lifetime teaching others how to appeal that I forgot to learn how for my own self. Or do I indeed need to know how?
I'm not trying to be self righteous here or even antagonistic or smart arsed. You have indeed raised an interesting point. I am thinking that it probably does matter that my photos appeal to people but the list is short: me and a few close friends, and even the close friends don't really matter.
And appeal for what? Money, career, prestige, fame? Too old for that. My students? They get the old line: this is how it is done.
I find this all a bit disturbing, really. I'm locked away in my self made cave taking pictures and wondering why I do it if its not to appease the masses.
Jerome, you have given me a headache. I'm going back to bed.
That's a statement, Jerome, not a question. I'm not pretending, I'm just not sure. I've not had the need to appeal for some time. As I say to the barber when she shows me the back of my head after a haircut: I don't have an image problem because I don't have an image. Those I wish to appeal to died years ago.Since we live on opposite sides of the planet, it is late in the evening for me when it is early in the morning for you and vice versa, so it is my turn to get a headache now.
You wrote that you taught your students how to appeal and you pretend that you could not do it yourself?