This week, our zilikoo community would like to write something about the award winning photographer John Anderson and also like to share exclusive photography experience shared by John Anderson to zilikoo community.
There are plenty of beautiful photographs aligned in his gallery to share, but we picked The Beautiful Confusion images as a initial article to showcase his photography skill.
Here is few words about the beautiful confusion images by John Anderson,
“What sets photography apart from other art forms is its relationship with the real. Much of a photograph’s emotional impact is carried in the knowledge that, however spectacular it may look, a photograph is an image of a real place or an event that actually happened. The light that illuminates a scene is the same light recorded by the camera. The eye, as it follows a composition is drawn deeper into the imagination and deeper into the real world at the same time. This is the essence of landscape photography. It’s fundamental act is the fusing of the imaginal and the real worlds into a single experience.
The photograph is a doorway to the real entered through the imagination. The eye reads a photograph the same way it reads the environment. The eye does this naturally; without being forced or told to begin. It has a desire to do it. A patterned meaning develops from this reading. The still, sharp, monumental aspects of a photograph take on feelings of grandeur and permanence; while swift moving water or clouds add depth and a sense of time. Juxtapositions like these stir the imagination and speak to us in a language that is far older than words.
In the pre-dawn hours on the Pacific Coast, the wind that ceaselessly and restlessly scours the shoreline stilled. The sun rose to reveal a landscape that had seemed to lay dormant, but was now spread before me in its lush, shining immensity. The surface tensions held by the water and the earth reversed to reveal the sky shining through the earth. The land seemed to float and the water fell into the sky causing rushes of vertigo. My senses were confused, yet I couldn’t wait to see what would come next as the light continued to shift.
Having seen the light perform this feat, my eyes learned how to see this phenomenon at other times far away from that coastline. The beautiful confusion of this experience had gripped me and led me to a new way of seeing that to this day continues to inform my art.”
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