looking past the flowers
A student photographs flowers in a planter in Infinity Quad during the first week of classes at RIT, September 6, 2012. photo by Jonathan Foster
In the era of the digital photograph, our vernacular feels slow to evolve. So many people show just the flower, but, that tells me nothing about what it is like to be a flower, what flowers mean to that person, or even what a flower is. Cliches limit visual language unless they show something about the photographer, the subject, or even the viewer. How you see is a reflection of how you think. Do you see the flower?