Thursday, February 08, 2007

What's in a Photoblog?

I was recently asked if I consider any of my blogs (and you know I have many) to be photoblogs. Ahem, well, I'm not exactly sure. I write a lot about photography and post photos too at Picture This so yes, I think I would say that makes it a photoblog. Or does it? I can't really say one way or another.

Does a true photoblog have to showcase only photographic images without words, explanations or "how-to" tips? I do have one of those photoblogs that floats around in the background behind my busier blogs; understated and pale due to my neglect and lack of blog traffic. I love it but I don't post to it much these days. It seems that I have gotten caught up by adding words to everything I do. I have a website that speaks to passers-by in a visual language but I do long to continue this non-verbal communication in other ways.

So, now this question I'm pondering has given me a little nudge. A reminder that I love images without words. I so enjoy observing a single photograph and allowing for my own translation of that image pour over me; to stir and be stirred, to share the way I see things, or to see another perspective, to have thoughts and feelings pulse through me from an intimate visual experience between myself and a photograph.

So why don't I just get over there and post more?

OK. I will.

(thanks sissy for the reminder)

4 comments:

la vie en rose said...

oh my goodness...your images are so yummy...

sweatpantsmom said...

Thanks for leading me to the links for your photoblogs (or whatever you want to call them!) I'd never seen them before - you do beautiful work.

Her Bad Mother said...

THANK YOU for those links. And thank you for the reminder that sometimes, words aren't necessary.

Her Bad Mother said...

okay, hi! Back again - i just posted about posting pictures and would love to know what you, my favorite photographer, think...