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June 2016 Program Meeting
June 2, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Focus Program Meeting – Presentation by Steve O’Bryan on The Mind’s Eye Image
Out taking photographs…a pulsing, 360-degree-multi-sensory environment immediately surrounds me. A mind’s eye image kicks-in, sometimes preventing my eyes from really “seeing”. Regardless, my job is to reduce this mind’s-eye sensory experience into an aesthetically pleasing, two-dimensional image by blending technology with deliberate, intentional, and personal artistic seeing.
Often, the beauty and interest of a scene is what first pulls me in. As an artist, I can replicate that literal beauty, or I can step into what the landscape/nature painter, Kathryn Mapes Turner, calls the “metaphorical fog”, that is, going beyond the edges of the literal; making the unseen, seen; transcending words and the physical limitations of our senses.
This kind of image comes from somewhere within—quite literally from the inside out as a kind of self-portraiture. This subtle, and at times, unconscious process, blends with my personal style and results in the first level of “meaning” a new image may have.
Tonight, we will consider the personal and artistic side of the photographic process by visualizing the “many images” that precede our release of the shutter. Why do we release the shutter when we do?