Friday, May 22, 2009

Inspiration


In my office, this picture hangs on my wall. It's an image that I turn to on a daily basis.

In the midst of rising chaos and tension, a little boy calmly awaits his turn. His eyes did not blink. His hand never extended beyond his reach. And like a metaphor out of the pages of our favorite novel, he did not speak a single word--yet his facial expression spoke to me in a language full of hope and pride, dignity and patience. I saw in him the type of person I wanted to become.

Finding meaning and metaphor in images is the job of a photographer. It's one that, no matter how much I practice, is simply never perfected. And for that, I'm grateful.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

16 comments:

Bon Don said...

This is my new favorite picture in the WHOLE wide world!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Have a great weekend yourself Ron!

Girl On A Journey said...

This is such a powerful photo

Desert Rat said...

You have a wonderful weekend as well!

Sarah, The New Girl said...

very, very powerful. I can see why you've kept it on your wall.

You have a great weekend as well!

Dan Denardo said...

Brilliant photo, Ron.

Travel safe.

Subhanjan said...

Life is full of surprises and lessons in joy and sorrow. As artists, it is our duty to capture that, and show it to those who can't capture it, but want to feel one with it.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Wow...that photo really speaks to me...
Have a great weekend Ron!

TheChicGeek said...

This is a stunningly beautiful picture, Ron. I see why it is an inspiration to you. You have a wonderful talent of finding the metaphor in your work. You need to publish a book with all your photos and wise thoughts about the world! It will be a best seller!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!

TheChicGeek said...

One more thing on the photo, Ron. I love the way the boy is in color and the rest black and white. It is a very powerful image :)
Thank You!

DUTA said...

Indeed, children can display a certain pride and dignity where we least expect it.Sweet children those in the picture !

Kristy said...

What a wonderful picture. What a great reminder for all of us.
Thanks for sharing.
The Young Travelers Mother,
Kristy

SassyGirl said...

I love that the boy only stands out a little from the others (the colours on him are not much brighter) but as soon as you see his expression, it's as if no one else exists in this photo. He is solitary and calm and even optimistic, everything you want to be in a sea of gray.

wow. said...

awhh, that is a wondeful picture that means so much.

Javier said...

Ron, you never cease to surprise me! Your work is amazing, as are your words every time I read your new posts! Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

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