I don't have a question. I just wanted to compliment your work. I just discovered it as it was reblogged onto my dashboard with the face of a friend of mine who is there from the states! She's on /post/48617541717/portraits-i-took-at-the-vintage-gh-photo-booth. Keep up the great work!
Thank you for the love man…And yes, Technology is very wonderful. Who would’ve thought? Her personality drew me to photograph her.
Ever since I started photographing, I asked myself what do I really want to achieve with this?
I have seen many powerful images from photographers I look up to and want to be like. I want to make powerful images like them, beam my own light. I want to take powerful images and after thinking of how to do this on numerous occasions I realize the key to a powerful photograph lies in its ability to “tell a story”. A story can be anything from something as complex as a social commentary to something as simple as a feeling or an emotion. Any image I make, I would like it to speak to my heart and the viewer as well. I want it to stimulate natural curiosity and stir creative fluids. Question not only what the photographer is trying to convey but to also explore our own unique interpretations.
The Shuttered Ghanaian photo series is a work of art, not science. I have hardly understood lighting and all its complex relations to photography or had any formal tutoring in photography. My photos are artforms, an image open to the creativity of our imagination. An image “speaks” to us and we “hear” the story we want to hear. The story we choose to hear is determined by a variety of factors including our values, experiences,culture,society, individualism and artistic outlook. Most importantly, it is our imagination that influences how we understand and interpret an image.
….Curating the “SHUTTERED GHANAIAN”. The story so far….
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