The initial reaction to a picture is like that of a book cover - it should draw the viewer in and create a desire to learn more. The image itself should project a story, encouraging the eye to investigate and further enhance the experience of the viewer. Yet in many cases the story goes beyond that - there are many instances where the untold story of how the image came about can add value to the result.
I have often increased my appreciation of images after discovering background stories provided by the artist, and would like to add my own in the hope that others may enjoy.
A man shares the world with a solitary cloud on a blue-sky day. Who can tell what thoughts are going through his mind as he relaxes in the sun.
The interplay between characters, mural and shadow details combine to create this ‘decisive moment’ .
a young girl appears startled as she peers through a window onto a busy market street
a tattooed couple stare out to sea deep in thought
A young girl ponders the next step whilst playing on a foggy beach day.
This artwork is a culmination of a series of fortunate events - soft light streaming through sea fog coinciding with the girl’s gesture and distant strollers on the beach all combine to build this image.
Two ladies remain in step as they stroll along the beach on a foggy summer’s day
You have to make the most of a beach day - even as fog obliterates the sun
a group amuse themselves as they await the July 4th parade to arrive
Taken on the first anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, this is my tribute to the great man - larger than life, even in death.
A fisherman checks his tackle during a foggy beach day.