Harvest of 2011 links
Harvest of 2011 continues... previous parts are linked just above.
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These are some more of my favourite 2011 images. This time I'll be writing not so much about how the image looks, or was composed, but instead dealing more with how our minds make sense of the pictures, attaching meanings in some quite astounding ways.
The images here include text, numbers and symbols - always signifiers for something else, something that someone wants you to know or think. As such, they have to be handled carefully in photographs, so as not to rupture or overwhelm careful composition.
|4580 - Totland, England, 2011|
|4423 - London, England, 2011|
|4114 - London, England, 2011|
|4155 - London, England, 2011|
|4171 - London, England, 2011|
|4352 - Ange, Sweden, 2011|
|4361 - Blomsterstigen, Sweden, 2011|
We can see how much work our minds put in by simply flipping two of these upside down -
Perhaps the effect is a little lessened by seeing the originals above directly before, but you can see how the numbers become just shapes, or perhaps you automatically redefine them as 'LI' and 'OE' even though this makes little sense.
|4440 - Sevenoaks, England, 2011|
|4563 - Needles, England, 2011|
|4616 - Ventnor, England, 2011|
|4595 - Shanklin, England, 2011|
|4643 - London, England, 2011|
|4602 - Cowes, England, 2011|
Throughout this post I've tried to talk about meaning and interpretation - and less about colour and composition - it's worth going back and looking at the images on a purely visual level, without reading the text. You can also see them without my commentary at the Facebook gallery here. Your own commentary is very welcome there though, on each image as you choose. Alternatively, you can comment below if you want to say anything about the blog post as a whole. Please do comment, I love any kind of feedback. Also feel free to link to any of your own images or other pictures you think might be of interest.
Part Four soon. Thank you for reading! All pictures are available as limited edition prints - click here for details.
Harvest of 2011 links
Introduction - Part One - Part Two