I had a somewhat difficult time trying to find a professional blog to try and research and analyze. It made me stop and think of what I wanted to discover. Was it something that I was familiar with or something that I wanted as inspiration? When all else fails in my world, lean towards photography for inspiration/motivation.
Photography, whether professional or as a hobby, is a perfect example of how others see the world through their eyes. Its a state of capturing his/hers idea and expressing it in a creative and imaginative aspect to open peoples minds. The phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words” is a concrete statement in that a single shot can move someone in the moment or even a lifetime.
I chose to follow and research a photographer on WordPress by the name of Jonas Dyhr Rask. I knew nothing about Jonas prior to this project and as a result he has opened my eyes to my own personal experience with photography and has enhanced it. I was somewhat shocked to learn that Jonas is a Doctor. His photography is indeed a hobby. Its not a Batman/Bruce Wayne shocker moment but it definitely hit me because you can tell his style and creativity takes time and is intuitive….and being a Doctor doesn’t seem like he has all the time in the world he may want. His sole reason for shooting is to catch and grab the human connection.
The picture above is so simple to me. When under his “My356″ tab, he has categories of his series of shots taken. This category spoke volumes to me. Its easy. Its simple. It captures life. Its tells a story.
Creativity is so rich in how it tells a story and Jonas really opened my eyes to how I continue to explore photography.
// Travis //