A quote from one of my favorite films, “A River Runs Through It:”
“Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.”
Conceptual photography is visualization, understanding, and the execution of emotions using intuition. Images can never be technically perfect; however, perfection lies in the moment and its existential value. These true photos, lie in the understanding of life, perceived by many things. Often it is the words, or by watching and learning from loved ones, but I find, life experience in itself is the greatest teacher. If you were to take your favorite quote, and make it into a picture what would it look like?
Dedicated to those loved and lost, 2008-2012. JS