Dew drop. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014
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
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
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.
The boy-child. Photo: Su Leslie, 2013
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…
Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue
Dialogue in Stone: Callanish