Bringing an artistic flair to my photography has always allowed me to endulge in the creative aspect. It starts with a vision of what I want to capture and a picture with good bones such as exposure, etc. The finished product can be whatever my mind can dream up and often exceeds my own vision, taking on shapes not prior imagined. It’s limitless and allows me to offer a new perspective to the passerby that might have gone unnoticed. Not everybody is creative by nature which is not to say that the bystander cannot enjoy and appreciate the results. I think it’s rather the opposite and people often wish they would pocess some sort of a creative talent. My answer would be that they already have and there are other talents, perhaps still hidden. The trick is to discover them and sometimes, like in my case it takes adversity to surface these talents later on in life.
Art and music have always stirred emotions and it’s a form of expression for me. They often start when words can’t convey and I see them as a gift that should be cherished, not kept to ourselves, but payed forward in the form of sharing them. This picture is probably proof of such creativity and perception in the pursuit of seeking something a little different. I have seen many pictures of dandelions, but fewer ones with a view from below. Maybe it’s fewer people who crawl underneath and for me it opens the opportunity for the very rebellion of going against the grain. Even there the desire for the conventional finds it’s way into my life. Forgetting the norm of the expected when it comes to how this shot came to be and what I want the end result to be.
I want to showcase my perspective by highlighting a different view, but that’s not all and it doesn’t stop there. Some of us are content to follow and stay within the safety of the path, the safety of numbers, while others become their own trailblazers, ultimately showing us that it can be done while inspiring us to follow and take a walk on the wild side. The perception of what we choose to see lies with no other then ourselves, the choice is ours. Not just with this picture but with everything in life. We can choose to see a weed, a pest not worth noticing we pass it by without another thought, or we can choose to see more and the beauty that lies within everything around us. It’s the very foundation to our thinking, our respective, creativity and the choice between optimism or negativity. We decide…..