This artistic series
“Be not lonely, but feel the richness of your solitude”
is offered up as a visual conversation spoken in the timeless language
Photography's relationship with solitude is paradoxical. Though photographers savor the isolation needed to create their best work, the final image begs for a viewer to interact with that image, and indirectly with the photographer. Otherwise, why take the photo in the first place?
Photographers in pursuit of that perfect image are frequently overcome with dreaded loneliness. The mere sight of another human, though far beyond speaking distance, introduces a comforting sense of safety to their solitude.
Abandoned backstreets or vast ocean beaches can make interesting snapshots, but they lack that touch of relatable warmth all humans embody. Including one human figure in a photo can initiate that interaction. No matter how minutely portrayed the human figure, that person creates a thread between the photographer, the photograph, and the viewer. The human figure is a visual magnet, drawing the viewer into the story presented. Compelling the viewer to witness the power of one person.
These selected images invite you to be where the photographer stood when exploring this wonderful world. Be there, when loneliness became solitude when a stranger appeared.
It allows both you the viewer, together with the photographer,to indulge not in a lonely pursuit, but in the richness of solitude.