Everything you can imagine is real ~ Pablo Picasso.
Making something appear real, feel real… or just believable is, for me, the most difficult part when creating from the imagination. As a viewer, allowing ourselves to believe in possibilities, despite the reality we live in, is a major part in making any story a success, whether in be artistically, photographically, in books, movies, etc. For as long as I can remember and to this day, I’ve never doubted those possibilities, which may be why I’m such a fan of stories like Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, and more modern day stories such as Harry Potter. And now here I am telling my own stories, unlocking my imagination photographically… It feels kind of crazy, but how exhilarating! There is something very captivating in creating from the imagination, it’s self-exploration and breaking boundaries both technically and artistically. I’m hooked!
Sometimes though, as the saying goes, it is easier said than done. I attempted a series, a concept or a part of the story that resonates in each image. A big project with the added goal of being ready to submit for the Transformations Exhibit. I say attempted because only two of the three in the series were accepted. I’m not surprised. On this, the third image, I struggled.
You know the old saying… So close you can feel it. Well, that’s where I left it and I knew it when I hit submit. Even now, looking at it here, and asking… the tree? the owl? the yellow? So I know if I’m asking those ?’s, probably so are you. Disappointed? No. I’m actually excited about deconstructing it and putting it back together with all the right elements in all the right places, and telling the story just as I imagined. Will it still be part of the series? I’m not sure… Something tells me this one has a story all it’s own.
psst… Check out my Facebook page for more information about the Transformations Exhibition or click HERE. And STAY TUNED to my blog and/or my Facebook page, as I’ll being sending out another link when the Transformations online gallery is open!