As I have written about before, when I am not thinking about embedded systems, one of my main interests is photography. I have been taking pictures all my life, but, in recent years, I have started to think more about what I photograph and why I do it. I regard this as evidence of an emerging style…
I suppose it is possible to categorize images in various ways, for example:
Record shots that simply illustrate something or someone:
Images that tell some kind of story:
Pictures that are just nice to look at [i.e. have hang on the wall quality]:
Abstract pictures that do not clearly relate to any real thing – reflections or close-ups for example:
Images that are an exercise in shapes and/or textures, where the subject may be recognizable, but is unimportant or subsidiary; some examples:
It is this last category that particularly interests me. They can be aesthetically pleasing, but are they of value?