Thoughts for a Thursday

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
Ted Grant

I don’t know about their Soul, but I can agree that sometimes, just sometimes color can get in the way. A B&W Image can display true, raw emotion, it does not loose itself in colors and distraction. Then there are times were subtle color can help display emotion. The eyes are the doorway to the soul, are they not, I feel, that you sometimes need color to display the true depth and variants in the eye……..there fore the soul. Just a thought.

Art is not in the …eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist.”
Seth Godin

This is so true, some people argue that food cannot be an art form, that chalk drawings on a sidewalk cannot be art, gardening; art is in the soul of the one who creates, not in the one who views it (whatever IT may be). If the audience cannot appreciate the soul of the artist, then perhaps they are looking at the wrong art? Maybe they need to look inside themselves to find the whimsy, and child like enthusiasm, wonder, excitement and joy that is in the heart of so many. Then there is also the deep, dark, tortured soul…………I think we have all been there, have we not? This can bring about it’s own form of art as well. Not all beauty is art, not all pain is ugly and destructive, it can at times be creative and beautiful.

Perhaps I am just rambling on, and have no real idea or concept of what I am attempting to explain??? Just thinking out loud.

– Julz