Posts Tagged ‘emotion’

Image Affordance: Are we seeing the same thing?

When you look at any one of my photographs your perception of the image includes all of your life experiences and that of human history. Yes, everything you’ve seen and learned, every innate survival instinct, and all of the connections you have to anything within the image is instantly brought forth by your brain so […]


Color Crazed: Some thoughts on color theory and use

Magnified detail of colored pencils

  I’m not sure what constitutes a healthy obsession. I’ve never been good with those kinds of boundaries. Maybe it’s my way to battle the gray winter sky. Lately the pull of color is like the tide. I can’t help myself.  It’s a desperate longing that borders on compulsion. As far back as my visual […]


Christmas Stalking: Seasonal images in marketing

Christmas ornaments in snow

    The little trick or treaters had barely been nestled into their beds when I heard it. The first jingle of the holiday sales season. Marketers so focused on one of the three big kid holidays of the year quickly shifted gears and ads went from orange and black to green and red. Pumpkins […]


Images from the 9/11 Memorials

  Today is September 11th, 2012.  The sky is as bright blue as it was this same morning 11 years ago.  I suppose that morning started much the same as mine is now.  I’ll have coffee, make breakfast for my daughter, get her ready to go to school, and then take my morning walk before […]


Emotion & Perception in photography

Two blue chairs in dune grass

“You never know when you’re making a memory.” Rickie Lee Jones quotes (American Singer and Song Writer)   “Please buy my Mom’s pictures. Each one of them is a great memory for us.” My daughter wrote this note and put it in front of the baskets of matted prints and photo cards I was trying […]