Photography provides us the almost alchemical opportunity to shift our perspective: to literally get down at a child’s level and recall the sense of the whole world looming large overhead; or figuratively, by showing us so many more places, people and situations than we could ever have the opportunity to encounter, and in so doing, connect us to them.
In this way a well-made photo can be like a novel, allowing us to slip behind another’s eyes for a moment, just as we temporarily inhabit the mind of a well-crafted character. And a great photo, like a great book, will stay with us, changing us in some way by permanently open our eyes to a new way of seeing the world.
The photographs in this week’s curation all opened my eyes a bit wider. I expect the coming weeks will find me looking up with my camera a lot more often and trying to find vantage points that offer the opportunity to be an omniscient viewer from above. I hope there’s something in the collection that shakes up your perspective a bit. Thanks so much to all of the photographers who submitted.
Every week the FSC features a Curated Photostream that is open to all. You may only submit one (1) photo and it *must* be a jpeg file and no larger than 20 MB. Please title the file "Title_Camera_Film_YourName.jpg" so that we may properly credit you if your photo is selected.
Next week will be curated by Marc Nagainis and the theme is "Celebrations." Share shots of your recent milestones, parties, and special moments. You may submit your photograph here.