Dew drop. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Dew drop. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

christmas decorations in a shop window. Photo: Su Leslie, 2013

In his post for the Daily Post Challenge, Frédéric Biver  says “When it comes to photography, dialogue can be perceived as a consensual interaction between two images. Placed next to each other, each photograph opens up to meanings that weren’t there when viewed alone.”

I work in the creative side of marketing; bringing words and images together to create meaning, invoke emotion, suggest a course of action. I love the way the human mind wants to “join the dots” between any two points, to create narratives and meanings from images or symbols that may share little more than proximity.

With this challenge I’ve tried to bring together pairs of images around which authentic narratives can be generated, but also to suggest a meta-narrative about the photographer — me. I think my choices reveal a lot; about my life, my interests, the way I approach photography, perhaps even my personality.

Shoes and boards: universal symbol for "caution, boys inside". Photo: Su Leslie 2014

Shoes and boards: universal symbol for “caution, boys inside”. Photo: Su Leslie 2014

The morning after. Remnants of the teenagers' breakfast. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

The morning after. Remnants of the teenagers’ breakfast. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

In this centenary year of the start of WWI; crimson and sepia have come to be imbued with more intense layers of meaning.

ANZAC Illuminations: Auckland War Memorial Museum. Photo: Su Leslie, 2012

ANZAC Illuminations: Auckland War Memorial Museum. Photo: Su Leslie, 2012

berry boys

The Berry Boys: exhibition of WWI photos, Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Sometimes the dialogue between images is an intensely personal one; a narrative of love and tenderness.

tom b&w

The boy-child. Photo: Su Leslie, 2013

 

Arum lily. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Arum lily. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

This post was written in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: dialogue.

Here are some other blogger’s dialogues that I enjoyed:

(Wk 6) Joy is…

http://buntymcc.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/dialogue-formalinformal/

http://maamej.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

http://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/08/30/dialogue-no-1/

http://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue-with-a-flea-market-shopper/

http://beijingcityphoto.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

http://tiffanymetzger.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

http://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

http://isengrapher.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

http://artbea.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

Dialogue in Stone: Callanish

http://beeblu.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

 

 

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DP Photo Challenge: dialogue

8 thoughts on “DP Photo Challenge: dialogue

  1. This is such a deep and thought provoking post, I love what you’ve done.
    My favourites are the skate board shot….on it’s own that’s an amazing dialogue….and the first pair…just perfect. I love the tenderness of the last pairing 🙂

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