So, a few weeks ago it snowed. It wasn’t much, but it was enough too make me giddy and smile. Whilst running to work, I stopped to take apics to capture the moment.
So cruising around on my facebook today, I saw the below picture:
and it really got me thinking. Real vs Fake. Most of the comments that I saw, were saying how they loved the “fake” version, the painting. Myself, I was automatically drawn to the photograph that the painting was modeled from. That is what is real.
And this leads me to a new line of thought. Are people always drawn to what they want to see instead of what is real?
Is this created from the media, envy, or what?
What do you think? Real, or fake? Why?
I choose real because to me, the beauty is in what we behold and know is truth, not what we are directed to think is “perfect”.
So whilst I was M.I.A., I kept doing the photography. I had some amazing days for it too. I wanted to add a few of my favorites that I took.
I was uploading a new batch of photos I took. I thought I’d share some of them. I’m headed out tomorrow to take a lot more. I’m making it goal to participate next year in the Art Festival here. I have exactly one year to put work together. So I’m trying to make it a goal to go out once a week with camera and see what I can find. Which means you’ll have more artwork to look at! Enjoy lovies.
I’ve been wanting to get back into photography for a while. I love it! And I can try to earn some extra money sometimes with it. Besides just making people smile, or myself feel better. I could not decide whether or not to get a new camera though. I WANTED it, but didn’t NEED it. Well, i am OCD and have impulse control issues on Saturday, the inner dialog won apparently and I bought it.
Remember, I’m ocd with impulse control issues… I tried to fight it! But it was yelling and crying “Lindsay!! You are negelcting me, please take me home and make me feel wanted!” NO camera, I can’t, I don’t need you!
Yes you do need me, I’m that missing puzzle in your life, you will feel complete if you have me.
MUST … BE… STRONG… USING THE FORCE… NOOOOOOO!!!!!
COme my child, to the dark side, you know you want me,
BUT… BUT… No, I can’t.
YEs, I can feel it in you. It’s calling to me.
Yeah, you’re right. I do. Ok. Now where is my cookie?!
Yes, that’s what truly went through my head. That’s also an exert from an email I sent to a friend. This is how things are with me all the time. I constantly have those type of conversations running through my head. But, this will be to your benefit, I shall share more art with you!
Sometimes how we see things I believe is skewed. When everything is colored, we see what people want us to see. There is only the beauty they show us.
That’s not how I see things. I’ve been told that there is no middle ground for me, just things in black and white, but to me, those are the most beautiful. I grew up watching black and white movies, loved looking at photographs of things in black and white, or sepia. Something about the beauty it holds pulls me, draws me in, and shows me the truth about things.
Truth lies in the beauty that is seen through the world of black and white. You cannot hide the ugly, but the ugly becomes beauty. If you are able to see the truth when things are simple and when you think they are not beautiful, then you will always be able to see the beauty in everything.
When I look at things in black and white, I see what is suppose to be, what is true, not what the world is trying to make me see. I can see what is, suppose to be, and what was. I see the truth, and I see the lies. I wish the world could be seen in black and white, instead of the technicolor world that we live in where everything is hidden and lies and ugly are all around you.
**Just for reference, these are not mine. Just ones I liked on the web.