"Our stories are our tapestry, the winding form and color of all our collective circumstances. We reveal our authentic self in the images we make and share."
As a photographer, I want to are unique. I want to create well done, well thought out images that convey an essence. I want my viewer to harness that essence and follow it as it leads them to emotion. If you see something I've made and a feeling resonates in you, then we have had a successful photographic conversation.
There is an action that happens when someone views an image. A series of events come together. Within that series are opinions, judgements, and frames of reference that determine how that viewer will "see" that image. The photographer can set an intention for his/her photography that will help guide the viewer to a particular emotional result. This, is the conversation about photography that happens between photographer and viewer. Without this "conversation", the image is really just a snapshot--a captured moment in time without any "emotional text".
The physicalness of photography is sometimes a challenge for me. Disabled at the age of 6 by a stroke, I have significant weakness on my left side. My ability to overcome my limitations is rarely in question. Much of my photography is now a vehicle for my own personal evolution. I share that with other photographers in an effort to contribute to their evolution and opening of their creative process. In July 2013, I spoke at the 68th Annual New England Camera Club Council Conference in Amherst, MA. I was honored to be asked to be a part of the conference. I have since spoken to camera clubs in Massachusetts and Connecticut with more speaking planned for Fall 2015 My work and my speaking schedule can be found in the Media Contact section of the website. There are also YouTube segments linked in the Media Gallery that describe my philosophy and my stroke.
There is a commonality in photography that connects us to viewers. We weave and tell our stories through our images and emotion becomes the connective element that resonates.
I am deeply grateful that you have looked at my work.
Photo by Lisa Pelonzi