Save button for the mind’s eye

What is photography? Is it a mirror of our past? Is it the true documentation of a certain moment of our life? Or is it rather something that we chose to keep in our memory? Well I think that it is somewhere in between. Sometimes it’s the real thing, sometimes it’s more an arranged thing and sometimes depending on pure luck it is a magical surrealistic future scene.

I found that great quote from Roger Kingston: A camera is a save button for the mind’s eye. Our mind is also a mixture of past, present and future, we have our memories, we see what’s going on around us and with our dreams we can reach to the future. So here is a photography art journal page:

Well this time I was beginning on a simple spread that I used to clean my crafting sheet, there was some blue and some sort of an orange on it, then it mixed and some place became greenish, sort of a paper that you’ll never begin with.

Ugly enough? Well I can still see something futuristic or rather abstract surrealistic in it. It is just the perfect background for me. I decided to melt the colors together, so I used some gesso and a lot of water:

Yeah, looks like pretty stormy, even on fire… so I took an old camera stamp and I stamped on it with distress ink and some old text stamp as well. So I got some more grunge texture.

I had an image in my head that I wanted to use already for a long time, a photo that I took at the Happy Birthday Academy exhibition. It’s an art work of Henri Van Herwegen or as it is known by the wide public Panamarenko, I had luck with the light and I got a very nice shot from his ‘flying machine’. Panamarenko is not only one of my favorite artist, but also someone who is pretty much fascinated by machines, engineering and well a camera is also a device.

So that’s my vision over photography and I am sharing it with Journal 52 as well.


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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8 Responses to Save button for the mind’s eye

  1. Wow- love the transformation here Ruth- and the quote is perfect! “)

  2. Felicia Aaron says:

    Ruth, I really like this. But I really liked the sheet even before the gesso….something kind of funky about it! Turned out to be a real neat spread!

  3. What a great quote! Love you colour palette!

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