Part 4 – photographs that are not used as a means of expression or communication

I couldn’t think of any. Perhaps those that we take by accident with an unlocked phone, or when our film camera is loaded and primed and loose in a bag.

The thing about the meaning of photographs though is that it’s not just the meaning that we as photographers intend for them, but also the meaning that viewers take away from looking at our work. We can’t do anything about this, even if we didn’t mean to take the photograph. So even if a photograph wasn’t intended to express or communicate anything, a viewer will probably construct some meaning, even if the meaning was that the photograph was probably taken by accident.

Advertisements

One thought on “Part 4 – photographs that are not used as a means of expression or communication

  1. Nicola Hallam May 15, 2018 / 4:21 am

    This got me thinking. What about the use of photography for therapy but as a way to heal?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.