Photos and graphos, light and writing from Greek gave us the word we use every day. Millions of times. Over time, the core idea, photos, seems to have taken the back seat to the other one, graphos as we are more concerned with the “writing” part of the pair. Or, capturing, processing, editing, sharpening, …
I would like to put photos, or light on the foreground in this post as it is all about the light. We can make photographs without a camera but not without light. There are times I see the light that touches the world, the objects, the walls so gently as if it could hurt them. It almost looks separate from them.
I have pulled some photographs where the main content is light, some form of light. Direct, reflected, filtered, soft, hard, … but they are all about the light. The light I keep! In my camera! The Kept Light!
Light emanates, glows, shines, captivates our attention. It draws, transforms, makes things we know less important. It can be small with a big presence, can make things look like they can bite you. Light penetrates some surfaces and reflects at the same time. It can be blocked to form shadows, filtered, it bends. Light can create images on a flat wall with no apparent lens or camera. It can be a subject on its own. And it can be elusive. In fact, much of the time it is elusive and retreats into the background so that we can see the surfaces and objects.
Here are some kept light moments in my camera, now I am sharing with you. How about you pull out what you have that may be mainly about light. The comments here do not allow uploading images but feel free to e-mail them to me and I will make a new gallery. These images are 1,600 pixels on the long edge, similar dimensions for yours, should you choose to send any, will have an even footing.
Thank you, Haluk, for sharing the following photographs to celebrate the light.