Apr 18, 2011

Visual Language...

The trick is, to know your visual language. And it’s the visual dialogue that I have with myself, that I’m constantly aware of. I consciously notate in my mind, what I’m seeing, and how I’m reacting to it, and where I am able to fold it into my work. Whether it’s an architectural thing, or an object or clothing, or whatever it is.

When speaking to students, I often say, “The greatest gift you can give yourself is to be aware of what you’re aware of.”

Like, what you’re looking at, and what you’re responding to on an emotional level or on an aesthetic level, acknowledge that you’re responding to that, because what that does is allows you to understand how you’re seeing, and what you’re looking at, and how you’re being affected by what you’re looking at, and all of that is going to manifest in the photograph.
-Dan Winters via APhotoEditor