Allowing space – that is the subject of this month’s Exploring with a Camera series at Kat Eye Studio. Unlike last month’s subject, Repetition, I had a harder time pulling together images that demonstrate this concept.
My “go-to” composition is to fill the frame with my subject using a straight-on point of view. Allowing space is not part of my conscious thought process when creating an image.
I do have myriad examples of windows surrounded by seas of brick – as you can see in the images above and below. In these cases, the brick walls serve multiple purposes – as frames around the subject, as texture and color contrast and as a balancing element – all uses of space as a visual component within the image.
Most of you know the basics of my story. How I left the corporate world to go back to school and study graphic design. How photography wasn’t part of the plan; not until I discovered that it was a requirement of the design certificate program. And how much I dreaded picking up a camera.
I know you have always wondered what happens to witches when they reach their golden years; how they amuse themselves in retirement. And of course, Lisa has the answer for you, written in her trademark style, with witty imagination.
Three weeks after she moved into The Witches’ Retirement Home, Zeldi began her campaign against the lamp. It was an unpopular decoration, too homey for the witches’ tastes and too deceptively welcoming, in the town’s opinion, for the structure that it marked. But it was screwed into the bricks, and no one could remove it.
Read the rest of the story here.
Read more about Wing-Feather Fables here.