The camera points both ways - how do you see yourself?

points camera reaction illness threatening Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

points camera reaction illness threatening Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

points camera reaction illness threatening Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

points camera reaction illness threatening Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Most people's reaction when seeing these images is a bit of a giggle, your reaction was probably no different.

The camera points both ways.

This rather famous and often quoted line applies perfectly here. These pictures were made in 2007. I had been diagnosed with a life threatening illness, was bogged down in work I didn't want to do, and was very depressed.

A friend happened to say something to me about his feelings about life "I feel like a ghost" he said.

This literally rocked me in my seat. He had articulated in one single sentence of just five words exactly how I felt then.

I felt invisible.

These pictures were made to reflect that sentiment.

I had forgotten about them since then, life is different the illness is resolved, I love my work, and life is generally rather good. In moving the studio I happened across these pictures and I thought they were a interesting reflection for me personally, but as soon as I saw them I thought of that phrase "The camera points both ways".

Go back to any of your own work during a particular period and see what it says about you then, were you happy or sad, indoor or outdoors, angry and cheerful?

 
share:            
points camera reaction illness threatening Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to take a big step forward in a photography career or as a keen enthusiast?

"Master Your DSLR" is a comprehensive course is provided completely online, in your own time, at your own pace.

More Info


Categories

             

 

 

ADODB.Connection error '800a0e78'

Operation is not allowed when the object is closed.

C:\INETPUB\WWWROOT\FILMPHOTOACADEMY_COM\BLOG\..\..\ASPLIB\ALLFILES.asp/c2lib_db.asp, line 144