The theme for this week’s Lens-artists Photo Challenge #176 is One image/one story. That theme matches the subject of my photo blog: What’s (in) the picture? Finding stories. Photo’s tell stories. My story (what made me click my shutter), and the story of the spectator.
At the start of my photo path I used to get comments ‘why do you shoot that? That is not a nice photo!’. In a time of film it was impossible to show a result quickly to make my idea visible. Wait, be patient, wait for the print! But a film needed to be developed, and sometimes I could not create the envisioned result in my darkroom. Nowadays you lust look at the back of your camera and share that with the critic. And sometimes even that does not make sense, but it shows a picture.
Photography is about seeing, observing the world. And be ready for the decisive moment as Henri Cartier-Bresson said. My photo’s are my story of the world, my way of giving ‘voice’ to something that made me press the shutter, that reflects inside me. That is extremely subjective. But I learned (via this blog and other feed back) that my story most of the times is different from the one of spectators. My story is not their story. So, what’s behind this photo?
Martin Parr is in my humble opinion a brilliant satirist of the wealthy world. I enjoy his pictures of people, showing how human they are in their environment and behavior. And sitting in a holiday trailer park I was wondering what would be a way of framing what that park meant to me. All the trailers look the same, so I pictured a small bit. With the sky. A holiday at the sea in a trailer park. Hopefully with blue skies.
So what is your story with this photo?