Photographers need artists, and that is why I love everything about this photograph – the image, the art, the composition, the lighting, the expression on the face, the lines, the fact that it is hand made, the fact that it is made from real natural wood … and the color, oooooh, the color, I LOVE the colors, so warm and sunny.
This photo makes me feel really good and happy, just looking at it. It also makes me think of the skill of the original artist who created it, and what it meant to them, and what they were thinking and feeling at the moment of creating the carving.
Photography is an art, and, this photo in particular, is “art of art” and the success of the image comes from my eye for seeing the composition, which came from how the original artist impacted me enough to draw me in, and even want to focus, think, feel, and take a photograph.
Photographers need artists in every medium and from every modality to inspire, to collaborate, to make us think and feel, so we can take better and better photographs over time.
– Brenda Johima –