Living in the Beauty of Ambiguity - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

Most of time, we see things clearly and want to know where our future holds exactly.  On occasions, when we are dealing with areas being lack of black or white, we become unsettled.  The question is, are you seeing as thoroughly as you think?

Impressionism brought reality into our vision on a different level.  Omission of clarity and details apparently does not affect us understand the subjects at question.  If you are still zooming in, trying to pick every brush stroke, go across the globe to the other side of the world, where renowned Chinese painter Daqian Zhang (张大千) took it even further.  It's believed that he developed the
splashed color, or pocai (泼彩), style as he suffered deteriorating eye-sight.  Nonetheless, thanks to such "ailment", he sees beauty in ways that we otherwise would not have.

Years ago, as we were strolling the streets of Kyoto in the Gion district, a geisha passed us by in a "whoosh".  But that quick impression and what became "baked" into my camera has stayed with me.  

This image kind of reminds me of a later creation, Catch Me if You Can (2 of ...), which I once had a friend asking me what it's about after seeing it in my studio.  My response, "it is whatever you see in it".  What do you think of my reply? :-)          



Catch Me If You Can (2 of ...) - What Are You About? - Los Angeles Fine Art Photographer

Who are you?

What you are about?

Have you thought about how you'd answer these questions?

For those that's been following my Transformational Beauty Photography, my philosophy is that we are way more complex than what our positions (e.g., accountant) or titles (e.g., CEO) are capable of explaining our qualities and values.  I think that adjectives are more meaningful.  And this is especially true for the even more complex human beings that's called females. ;-)

And what if you'd have to use a photograph to describe yourself?  Those words get condensed into one image.  Hmmm...

Well, for me, I'm a spirit, an energy, a "poof" that moves through this life with no boundary (check out my journeys thus far, if you haven't).  So, I think this image speaks volumes about who I am, at least the way I feel at the moment.

What words (adjectives) come to your mind when you see this image?

P.S. If you'd like to ride along in this life, catch me if you can... :-)

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Catch Me if You Can (1 of ...) - Los Angeles Fine Art Photographer

Oh, I am lucky to know the importance of keeping the passion going for something that I love doing.  I have been very careful in not letting photography turn into another blah, if you know what I mean.

So what gets me out of bed is not my clients' money.  It's the fun that I feel from the bottom of my gut, and that's the pre-requisite for anything I do photography-related, client or not.

This is one of the situations where I have an assignment and I incorporated enough fun elements for me to be motivated enough to do it.  Do you feel the fun?

Have a nice weekend, everyone!