“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
Communication is a necessity in every human beings’ lives. After the physical survival, communication is the most basic and vital need. Something that has always existed and will always exist.
In today’s world almost every individual use photography to communicate. As a proof of what happened yesterday and what happens today, to share information through objects, portraits or landscapes. To prove what one can do, eat, to show where one is traveling to or live. There is now this understanding that photography is a proof of presence.
Photography freezes a significant moment, that will never happen again. With photography people can tell stories. With photography we can collect the world, documenting things we see, things we do, things we want to keep in our lives forever.
Photography translates emotions in this visual universal language that everyone can understand. If used in a correct way, photography is considered one of the best mediums to share the truth.
With the absence of words, the photographer needs to know how to create a visual narrative and needs to know how to tell a story, a powerful story. Needs to learn how to translate what people see or feel in images. Teleporting the viewer to that exact moment of life.
In this post I decided to share some of my work to celebrate World Photography Day. It varies from details, to landscapes and portraits. I am not using this post to tell a story or how I feel right now. It is a summary of moments I’ve collected. It is part of a work in how I choose to communicate in this virtual world.
Happy World Photography Day, not only for the photographers, but for all of us that use photography to connect with people we can't see or meet. And to connect us with places, we can't see the way others can.