Recently a friend of ours passed away, an elderly widow who was the mother of nine. It fell on me to deliver our gift of condolence to her home and as I stepped inside the front door, my eyes were immediately drawn to a living room wall where a large artistic portrait photo of the entire family was displayed. As I stood there studying it for several moments the picture quietly said a lot, with considerable impact, about a relationship and how
It’s being a group portrait did not prevent it from being
By Emphasizing Ties, Being Together & Roots: The picture called attention to a group of people that was far more than an arbitrary one. The similarity of physical characteristics amongst them clearly stated, ‘these are a family’. And the attitude reflected in their faces, one of gladness at all of them being together, strongly conveyed the idea that they not only recognized but also embraced the fact of being a family. And the manner of dress and deportment on the part of the parents in the picture gave some indication about the family’s European roots and culture. All of this was accentuated by an interesting and informal balance within the arrangement, with the parents as a primary focal point.
By Showing Emotion & Feelings Shared: There was a warmth that pervaded the picture. The people shown obviously had strong, positive feelings for each other. You could see the love, affection, and pride in each other on their faces. The photographer that took the portrait clearly knew about the importance of subject matter’s inherent expressive qualities in an artistic composition and knew how to include it with telling effect.
By Revealing Times, Occasions & Background Shared: Since everyone in the portrait was an adult, the picture visually implied that they must have, at least while growing up, spent a good deal of time around each other, and as a result were comfortable together. And the portrait itself served as an indication of a family spirit that made them all readily disposed to come together, to share special times and places together. As a group, they were a made-to-order subject/theme which is the primary principle behind any work of
In These Ways
Time can pass by quickly and circumstances can change drastically. The opportunities to appreciate and enjoy relationships or special occasions spent together can soon disappear, with little if any traces left behind, if we’re not careful. It is a sad but true fact that when many people pass on, the only things they leave behind for their dear ones to reflect on are some memories or a few hastily taken, fuzzy snapshots of themselves. How much better to make, and take, the time to get some quality artistic images made that are a pleasure to look at and enhance, both for ourselves and those that really matter to us as well, the meaningful relationships we’ve had. Here are just a few more of our numerous relationships to be kept in mind, which can be beautifully enhanced by artistic imagery:
- Couples in Courtship
- Parent & Child
- Child & Pet
- Colleagues & Partners
- Dear Ones in Their Familiar Spaces & Places
- Places & Scenes Visited & Frequented Together
- Kinds Of Places & Scenes, Seasons & Times, Things, Special To Us
You don’t want just a capable technician when you seek the result of genuine
Source by John Maxymuik