Photography is a Language
“There are two distinct languages. There is the verbal, which separates people… and there is the visual that is understood by everybody.”
— Yaacov Agam
Dear Fellow Creatives, one of the things I love about taking photos is that photography is a language of its own. It’s a direct language that inspires feelings often before thought and this in itself is a powerful connector to the world around us and ourselves. We spend way too much time in our heads and creativity allows you to get out of your head and into your heart.
In one of my workshops, I loved helping photographers understand what a powerful tool a camera is to have in their hands, and often without knowing it, it is their instincts or inner being leading the way as to what they are compelled to photograph.
It’s this attraction to things, colours, shapes, scenes, relationships, emotions, and cultures that allows us to create our own vision or style. It’s something deep down within us and when we have the right tool for us in our hands whether it be a paintbrush or a camera we start to make meaningful choices that come from within. It’s what we choose to leave in or take out that tells a different story and becomes part of the way we ‘speak’.
Our spirit leads the way!
What we create speaks to people without uttering a word. Art and photography have the power to move people to action, to find compassion for those they have never met, inspire them to create for themselves and to bring joy. There is a language in every detail in a photo and it’s your unique language, stories, vision and it has the power to change the world.
Photography and creativity deserve respect for the instant connection and power it inspires.
Remember to keep creating, beautiful ones. Your stories are important whether they are visual or written and those stories have the power to move mountains.
Love and light.