Wednesday, April 17, 2013
THE DEVEL IS IN THE DETAILS ( in Venice)
The quote in this title refers to the fact that the small details in something is what makes it hard. It's a great quote but my favorite quote about details was written by Henry David Thoreau and simply states; " Our life is frittered away by details....simplify, simplify!! Thoreau said it with more class than just "Keep it simple stupid" but both are accurate in my opinion. One of the great photography gods, Henri Cartier-Bresson wrote; 'In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject'. When I am photographing a wedding or a travel shoot, I always look for the details; those small images that I will probably never use in print (Ha Ha) I found a way !!! These are images that help me remember the trip more fully. These types of images are like the seasonings you might use in cooking. People cannot pick them out but they make the dish taste great!!
In this post I have assembled such images from our trip to Venice, Italy. They might be anything from a meal we ate, an alley way, a women peeking out from hanging laundry or just a combination of colors and shadows that captured my eye. It could be a beautiful young lady sitting on a bench alone while I wondered who she was waiting for, or a small window in our hotel hall or that same hall late at night, or maybe a women slicing meat in the window of a small cafe.
The first image was shot between a small opening in a door. I noticed there was a carnival mask hanging and didn't want to use flash. As you will see these are small images. As always I would love to here how you feel about the details and which images you enjoyed the most!!