Highlywood Photography | Regression

Regression

April 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I love exploring new realms of photography.  It forces me to re-think things I’ve failed at before and to push further with those things familiar.  Sometimes, I’m stirred by a scene developing in front of me, so I snap an image— a person, animal, a moment caught up in the wind.  Afterwards, I make a pass through to pick instant favorites and to star some for further review.

Some of my favorite photographs come about when I give them distance. I loved this shot, but knew that there was more in it than just a simple representation of a white ibis scratching itself.

Regression -November 06, 2016 (HIG_4419-2-Edit-Edit)Regression -November 06, 2016 (HIG_4419-2-Edit-Edit)This is a an abstract shot of a white ibis scratching itself.

As I converted it to black and white, I saw a hand take shape where there was a bird. Legs disappeared. And the water rippling behind became a shadowy memory of itself.

A fist, waiting to pound. A symbol of strength.

A bird, head tucked inside its own feathers for fear of fear.

What do you see? Who are you? The fist? The bird?

Somewhere in the waves between?

As I converted it to black and white, I saw a hand take shape where there was a bird. Legs disappeared. And the water rippling behind became a shadowy memory of itself.

A fist, waiting to pound. A symbol of strength. 

A bird, head tucked inside its own feathers for fear of fear. 

What do you see? Who are you? The fist? The bird? 

Somewhere in the waves between?


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