The photographer and his story

A picture will always be a story, in a single shot. Without words, without explanations, without definitions, without captions, it is the aim of the photographer to tell the realism of the moment as he saw it, as he interpreted the scene from the time of capture. Unlike film or slideshows and moving pictures which, more or less, convey the gist of the story or a narrative of the story itself in elongated form, a single image tries to encapsulate it all, and attempts to give an account, a chronicle of the instance.

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What does it mean for us photographers? It means we have to be definitive and conscious of the images we take. It may not be earth-shattering or headline-grabbing pictures, unless you’re a photojournalist. Images of everyday life, of nature and landscapes, or of common things must represent a visual narration, a chronicle, a record of the moment, a second of time as the photographer captured and envisioned it. It is the heart of the image, the story conveyed in that one shot. One becomes a photographer in the truest sense of the word when he can capture images that are narrations, commentaries and descriptions of themselves. The picture itself tells the story.

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6 responses

  1. Wow! Is this the heaven? … Wonderful!

    February 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks Christian!

      February 26, 2013 at 3:37 am

  2. petit4chocolatier

    Very serene!

    February 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Thank you Judy!

      February 26, 2013 at 3:37 am

  3. To discover the photos here and on others photo blogs is a way to travel by images and I like that.

    Even if my latest photos are talking, the falcon at Notre Dame de Paris, two ravens against a falcon. A serie of these photos, I’m not satisfied… Snowing and I was not ready to take this photos, but I did it anyway…

    February 26, 2013 at 6:12 am

  4. I cannot find any good words to praise your photo!! Stunning.

    February 26, 2013 at 6:50 am

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