“our imagination needs images that celebrate peace, justice and wholeness towards which our dismal, conflicted, polluted and fragmented world is moving.” -Brian McLaren
The other day i was reading the book “adventures in missing the point”. A chapter dealing with missing the point of worship hit me as I am in the process of grappling with my own form of worship through photography. I started thinking about how the images I capture invoke peace, justice or wholeness.
I would have to say that I try to have a hint of playfulness, or intimacy or character. But knowing that I am learning how to tell a story through images. To not just have the shot. But to know the light. To learn my tool well enough to manipulate it to getting what I want. manipulate. thats not a pretty word it is? But I suppose part of it is true, if I want to tell a story or invoke emotion, there is something to say about how that happens.
at any rate I an still learning. I want images that I create to be meaningful. Images that are intimate. and, in many ways timeless.