The Glassless Viewer

 

Nominated Photograph

International Photography Contest | Fine Art Photography Awards

Photographing is the art of knowing how to see, in order to show. A photograph has no expression or meaning, if not seen and inherently interpreted. The photographer should not only observe and capture. He is impelled to show his creation, almost like a cause-effect relationship. In this process, he influences the image with its own subjectivity. It is something inseparable in the art of photography. Hence its infinity and beauty. The factuality of an image varies in equal measure, with the photographer’s view and other’s subjectivation. In this sense, we’re also responsible for the interpretative direction we give the image, not just the proponent photographer.

Creativity must already exist in each one of us, but it can also be exercised through practice. When a client asks us for a job, we tend to focus more on meeting that goal, in order to meet their requirements and meet the agreed deadlines. Only in this way will we be rewarded. It is a colder, more technical, professional and commercial side of photography. But it allows us to carry out other (more abstract) projects. Creativity is a process that might take a long time to express itself (or not, perhaps) but that does not fit the limitations imposed by a solely mercantilist work. This pause and free time allow us to explore niches of behavior such as perfectionism and emotions, and apply them to photography. In an image I appreciate attributes of simplicity, complexity, antagonism, unpredictability, deconstruction, entropy and improbability…

Specifically About This Photography | The Glassless Viewer

This work contains some values ​​that I appreciate in Photography, such as: simplicity, improbability, antagonism, composition and perfectionism. With regard to simplicity and composition, the reasons are obvious. As for improbability, I consider it unlikely that we will find a terrace with these characteristics, especially its long overhang and peculiar shape. I see antagonism in the presence of dirt on the floor in contrast to the subtlety of the decor. In addition, the sky looks (but is not) artificial by the absence of irregularities and its hue is in full harmony with the rest of the image. This photograph conveys comfort as you look at the convergence of lines to the center. As soon as the view is guided to the center, it focuses on the decoration piece and is automatically surrounded by a harmonious panorama (although the terrace is outside). Looks like we’re in an enclosed room, but we’re on an almost totaly open terrace. It was a perfectionist job, several hours on the spot and preceded by some research and determination.