I did an image-sharing search for “nothing,” and nothing came up.
This leaves me very curious. When it’s your artistic aim, how does your photography communicate nothingness, emptiness, vacancy? Can you show examples?
What I mean, of course, is the physical, emotional, or spiritual sense of “nothingness.”
For a landscape photographer, this word might conjure up images of space or light, composed in a special manner. For a portraitist, the word might (also) bring to mind certain expressions by face, eyes, hands.
And in either case, related words like “loneliness,” “barrenness,” “isolation,” “alienation,” or “remoteness” might come to mind.
What does “nothing” (as an artistic aim) mean to you, how do you share it w/ your viewer? Is it possible? For example, is it something you can consciously compose – not just for yourself, but for others? Or, is it something over which you have little control, but that might appear in your work and be communicated on its own? Once you think you “have” it, what does it take for your viewer to “see” or “sense” it? Does your image need a caption? Or does sharing it w/ a viewer depend more on his or her emotions, lifetime personal experiences, or cultural background? How do you know whether you’ve been successful?
Lots of questions – so I’ll stop here, provide you w/ a scene of nothing, and hope to see nothing in your examples, too.
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