Photography: Emotional Time Encapsulation
The beauty of photography has always intrigued and fascinated me ever since I can remember.
I absolutely adore the concept of freezeframing a moment in time so you can cherish and share
that moment with people who were not there when the picture was taken.
You can really see the emotion in the faces of people when observing a photograph.
Here we can see an elderly couple who look extremely content with being in the presence of each other. They have probably been together a long time
and their happiness at that moment in time can radiate forever thanks to the invention of photography
Here we have a newly wed couple. The woman looks happy, that is easy to tell but what about the man? Is that an adoring gaze? A look of relief upon
realising that he has finally found the woman he can spend the rest of his life with? Or maybe an attempt at covering up the feeling of despair after
he begins to realise he's trapped forever?
A mother and her child shortly after giving birth. The exhausted look on her face almost rivals the look of ecstasy and relief at having popped out a
Look at the absolute joy and wonder radiating from these kids faces and body language.
Pictures like this always make me look back and almost regret growing up and losing my innocence.
But unfortunately its not all sunshine and rainbows....
The despair, agony and confusion on this poor child's face shoots out of this photo like lava from a volcano. Why is there no food? Why can't you,
my mother and protector provide me with the essentials for my survival?
Its not all good but I hope I have given you some insight into how I view photography and perhaps made you look at photographs in a different light!
Photographs really do capture the emotions of a person and unlike videos you can analyse photographs at a more leisurely pace, giving you more insight
into the psychology and emotion of the person being photographed.
I would like to end this thread not only by thanking Joseph Nicephore
for making this beautiful technology a reality but also by
posting a picture of me wearing one of my female friends cardigans after quite a few beers. For you all to laugh at.
I welcome anyone who wants to post any pictures of themselves being a pleb or just any pictures in general! Hope you enjoyed the read.