“Here I Am” is a photo series which show the milieu of life, an image of individual yet subjective space convening an untold story, emphasised using an unfamiliar perspective.
You are invited into the private areas of here; where I am, where they are, where you are. A distinctiveness in which colour, light, perspective and disposition engage you and you can’t help but participate, or “sneak a peek” into the life of someone else.
Are you voyeuristic, or do you simply want, or need confirmation that you are like everyone else?
Since beginning a photography course I’ve started taking my camera out with me everywhere and experimented with it, and it’s settings to change the scene around me and capture photo’s with a little more thought, and sometimes, thematic images. I’ve taken pictures of daily life, work functions, Christmas with the people I love (don’t we all), underground walkways, smoke, I’ve even got a picture of the International Space Station as it orbits, 200 miles high, in space! Some are published, others are kept private.
When I show pictures to people, they like them. These are my friends, the people who are supposed to say my photos are great and even though I don’t see it, I want to trust that they are being honest, and critique without bias. When I ask them to do so, they answer honestly that they enjoy the imagery I produce. To this end, it’s time to identify myself as an amateur photographer, and begin to establish portfolios.
I’d like to use the strengths of on-line communities to my advantage while freeing up my blog and twitter for other purposes. To do this, this site was introduced a photo-specific blog: Tom Robson Photography. Google+ will be used to look for and share photography articles. Inspiration for new photos can be found anywhere on the net, and it’s difficult to store them on a single computer or device so Tumblr is used to find and bookmark interesting images. Some of which, I hope to recreate as I find my own style.
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