Who else has passed this way? Cobbled lane, North Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie 2016
“To me photography must suggest, not insist or explain.”
Ambiguity in an image can come from many sources; choice of subject, an unusual camera angle or focal point, unexpected movement, or shooting through an opaque surface — to think of a few.
Detail, PixCell-Red Deer, sculpture by Kohei Nawa, seen at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie 2016
Out there. Visitors outside the National Gallery of Victoria, seen from the Waterwall. Image: Su Leslie 2016
By suggesting, rather than explaining, the photographer allows every viewer to create their own meanings and stories.
More fun that way.
Posted to Debbie’s weekly quotation-inspired image challenge at Travel with Intent