Friday, July 29, 2011

storytelling.

some leftovers from earlier this year.
people will forever be the subjects i love most to photograph, paint, or just stare at.
it's overwhelming knowing that the untold emotions contained within me, as a single person, are shared with billions of other people living all around me.
sometimes it's easy to feel alone in my thoughts & become entirely consumed by my personal narrative. especially when experiencing grief or heartache or disappointment or regret.

but it's comforting to remember i live in a world of billions
& although all of our experiences vary
the human condition applies to all of us.
i love the words of plato:
be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
and i guess that's why i love photos & paintings & people watching;
because a story is contained in every picture.
it might be less fulfilling than reality television, where no gruesome detail is spared,
but for the few minutes i look back at the person captured in front of the camera, i leave myself & imagine the battle at hand--
of existing & being such a small part of this big big world,
& trying to find our proper places.

2 comments:

Marni said...

amy i love this! Makes me think of this "“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?” love you and your passion!

Kylie said...

what editing did you do on these photos? i like the colors... please share? :)