Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On Photographs

I was searching for some work artifact ( yes, my work related old references are called artifacts) and stumbled upon a folder with some of my pictures, old and new. Although I am always for hard copy photographs and photo albums, of late, we have all shifted to soft copies mostly.
When I ran a slide show of the pictures, few thoughts came up:
  1. A photograph's clarity is directly proportional to the camera used.
  2. The thought flow in your mind just before someone clicked a picture of you, also defines how beautiful you look.
  3. The traffic, the climate, the travel, and the peaceful good night's sleep - All these define your actual look.
  4. Good, Bad, Ugly - Its all photo technique, some natural and some artificial.
  5. If you are going by looks, a photograph is a bad idea. It is usually valid only as on the day it is taken.
  6. Photographs in the mind, hard disk or photo album are excellent keep sakes and records of fond thoughts.
  7. Photographs can teach you time travel, to the past mostly.
  8. Photographs can tell you how vast your mind space is, although to you it seems encapsulated in a shell of skull or a fist-sized heart. ( The debate on where is the mind has not ceased, so I have included both heart and brain when talking of mind space).
  9. A photograph need not reflect the real you.
  10. Photographs can bring out the artist in the photographer.
  11. If you think, a photograph has not come out well, always blame it on the camera. :-)
  12. If you think a photograph has come out well, say Thank you.
  13. No matter how beautiful you look in a photograph, it is how much you matter as a person to your people, that really brings about a joy in them, when they look at your photograph.
  14. You may be photogenic, but if your actions and words did not catch any one's attention in a positive note, your photogenic face would not either.
  15. You have a photographic memory, especially when it comes to remembering how someone made you feel. So, does your neighbour. Make sure, you do not hurt someones feelings, as much as you can.

1 comment:

SG said...

"No matter how beautiful you look in a photograph, it is how much you matter as a person to your people, that really brings about a joy in them, when they look at your photograph" - noothula oru varthai !

I have read a saying from an artist - ' Light and color can make anything beautiful' and my abridged version is 'Light, color and perspective can make anything beautiful'

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