Concept & Forum
If you could complete the phrase “I love you because . . .” how would you do it? Why do you love who you do? How would you illustrate that actually spelling out the words “I love you because . . . (insert your reason here)” in the photo? I realize that it is sometimes hard to articulate why we love who we do. Therein lies the challenge (and the reward) of this project.
Here are some examples of ways you could write your reason and take a photo of it:
â€¢ With natural elements (grass, leaves, sand)
â€¢ Painted on anything (a wall, a window, a mirror)
â€¢ With food
â€¢ Henna/Tattoo on a body
â€¢ On a T-shirt
â€¢ In a typewriter
This list could go on for a long time but you get the idea. In general, the more unusual the approach the better! Additionally, I’m interested in showing only hints of the individual person in the photo: a hand, a shadow, or an out of focus face. This is to encourage the viewer to focus on the emotion and not the person. This is not a portrait session but a creative exploration and depiction of the love you feel towards another person â€“ a lover, a family member, or a friend.
To summarize, the photo is a depiction of why you love a specific other person. The text of why that is must appear in the photo. Your face will not be in the photo and neither will the person you are creating the image about.
I know some people are intimidated or don’t think their ideas are fully formed yet. I want to emphasize that even if there is a glimmer of a reason or a thread of an idea you should start to work with it. I’m learning as I do this that it’s the little steps in the process of creation that creates the final product. So go ahead, take that first step. Many of us are so busy with our lives that we find it hard to set aside time to think (and feel) about why we love who we do. This is a call to take a moment and appreciate what you have and try to articulate it.
I greatly look forward to hearing from you. It is your soul-searching and the diversity of your ideas that will make this project successful.
With Love & Excitement,
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