Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Looking Then Seeing

This photograph came about after walking the streets of New Castle, Indiana (see April 12, 2011 post). I had spent several hours photographing. This is what the scene really looked like. The color is true. The scale is correct. A document. After reviewing the image a few days later, I began to see what it was that had caught my attention. It was not the color nor the scale. It was the shape and form. Shape and form are best shown in black and white images rather than color work. Color says real. Color "gets in the way". Color looks pretty. Black and white suggests departure from reality. Black and white allows the maker/viewer to suggest other layers of meaning.

This is what I saw while walking about the streets of New Castle, Indiana. Not a record. A presentation of what was felt and later seen. (click on images to enlarge)

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