Perspective is important to every photographer. With the creative use of perspective narrowed down through the lens of a camera, a bit of gravel can look like a barren desert landscape or a few trees can trick the eye into thinking you’re deep in a centuries-old forest.
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Picture a day at the beach: luxuriating in the heat of the prairie sun only to run into the lake to cool off. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. My boyfriend (now husband) and I walked along the shore that shimmering day so long ago and he discovered something I treasure, half-buried in the sand. This heart-shaped stone has followed us for over 25 years together, through countless days and three house moves. Worthless to anyone else, it’s priceless to me.
Last fall, the Moving Image Contemporary Art Fair in London, England, featured the National #Selfie Portrait Gallery — one of the first major exhibitions focused on the art of the self-portrait, or selfie. Depending on your view, perhaps art isn’t the most fitting term, but whether you love it or hate it, selfie-portraiture is indeed a thing, and an expression of our ever-evolving culture in our digital age.
Our photographs tell stories, big and small. Some of our images are landscapes, offering wide and sweeping views of a scene; these pictures might tell the tales of an entire city, or a tapestry of stories of many people. Some photographs, like portraits, focus on individuals, while still-life moments capture the beauty (and often treasured stories) of belongings and found objects.