February Photofest 2020,  Photography

February Photofest Day 28

This year’s theme is “Close Ups.”

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
Ansel Adams

What then, if you are both subject and photographer? When you are both behind and in front of the lens? A duality of vision and performance. One part of me guiding, positioning, trying desperately to get the other part of me to do and be what I see in my head. And even then, when I know exactly what I want to see through the lens, I cannot always live up to my own vision. That is the most difficult thing about art, I believe…having a vision that you cannot create exactly as your mind’s eye sees it.

I find I am often my most difficult subject.

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  • Naomi

    You know, whenever Rex meets someone, men, but especially women, I notice he always, always looks into their eyes. We met a gorgeous young couple at the naturist holiday park over Christmas. She was just stunning, with beautiful full breats and pointy nipples and he looked directly at her eyes! I, on the other hand found myself checking out their genitals before locking on to the faces! Naomi, the eyes are the mirror of the soul he said. I can tell a lot about a person by their eyes. Their tits or cocks tell us only if they’re big or small! He is right!
    Love your eye close up Brigit!

  • Marie Louise

    What you’re writing speaks so true to me. “I believe…having a vision that you cannot create exactly as your mind’s eye sees it,” this especially is something I constantly feel in my creativity.
    I love this picture of your eye

  • Mary Wood

    As always. It seems that you understand what you are shooting at the moment, sometimes creating the scene yourself, but the result is still different from what you expected. Sometimes better, sometimes worse. Sometimes stunning.

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