Seeing is believing, pictures speak a thousand words, right? Not so fast – ponder photographic perspective. Swedish photographers Olafur Steinar Gestsson and Philip Davali conducted a little experiment for photo agency Ritzau Scanpix. The premise was simple, capture images of the same subject matter at the same time from two perspectives. One with telephoto, the other a wide angle camera lens.
Telephoto lens –
Wide angle lens –
Wide angle –
Wide angle –
For weeks my photographer husband has criticized headline images of irreverent social distancing. Not to say it doesn’t exist, far from it. That said, it’s worth pondering how telephoto images are used to sway, reinforce or punctuate public perception. Now I get it.
Another gallery of Cuban street photography – all photo credits to my husband, camera and photo details at link below –
Notes in Santiago de Cuba
Postcards from Cuba – photo credits to my husband at link below.
Gallery of photographic images captured by my husband. Exquisite light in the dark of night….
More of his unique perspective at the link above.
These images can’t be enlarged as posted, please ponder in full screen glory at https://www.flickr.com/photos/15574096@N00/
All photo credits to my husband
It wouldn’t be summer without a road trip to the Okanagan Valley, forty one years gone but forever home. Wildfire smoke smothered the road home. Falling ash sang red sun blues, an eerily apocalyptic symphony oblivious to suffocating cinder rain. Ponder a road trip gallery –
Enlarge, explore, see more of my husband’s road trip photos at the link below.
“Night and day” is an expression of vast differences, a term used to punctuate opposites and vocalize obvious chasms of separation. Every so often I use the term to illustrate radical improvement or to qualify observations of change. It never occurred to me night and day inhabited a realm between robotic utterance and practical reference to light in the sky.
After work this afternoon, night and day revealed another dimension. Not so much another dimension as a shared reality emanating from a handful of my husband’s photographs .Opposite as night and day may be, both are exquisite, textured and revealing. Ponder night and day with fresh eyes –
Ponder vignettes of Vancouver night, a gallery of recent images captured by my husband –
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Mexico City street gallery – images taken by my husband in November 2017. https://www.flickr.com/photos/15574096@N00/