Didn’t manage to attend the tutorial slot this week thanks to my wisdom tooth extraction. I wonder if I missed out a lot! But regardless I thought I’d give the class exercise a try. Though I’m not really sure what the class was told to do.
For me, I kinda conceptualized how something ordinary would appear extraordinary to me, and tried to recall some of those moments where I really wished I had my phone/camera with me to capture down the scene in front of me. A lot of things affect me, and most of the time I find a lot of things that are really beautiful, but only to me. Somehow my friends don’t seem to see it in the same light that I do.
Which brings me to the point of how I think that something extraordinary out of something ordinary is based pretty much on the emotions of the viewer. The current state the viewer is in reflects how he/she views the beauty of the subject as well. One could call that sort of beauty ‘independent of others’ since its kind of like an individual’s emotions. And different kind of beauty can mean different things to different people.
I guess what a photographer can do best is to bring out that beauty from what he/she sees and share it with the rest of us. It’s no easy feat though, because obviously a camera can never capture best how our eyes perceive the scene, and especially when emotions get involved, it is hard to share the same experience with people that one barely know. But I think that’s what makes someone a photographer; when he/she is able to bring out that exquisite side of something ordinary in a photo, and everyone is able to see it as well. The perception might be different, but that beauty all the same is still there.
So here’s my takes on some ordinary things that kinda mean more to me than they usually do. Usually it happens within a split second where I go “omg that was so beautiful” with starstruck eyes. I usually don’t have time to take down those moments, so pretty much here are the ones I tried my hardest getting.
And all of these are my idea of beauty viewed from MY eyes, so even though its only my perception, I hope it gets across to everyone else as well!
So what appeals to you guys? Thought for the night: Think of something you encountered that was extraordinary within the ordinary.