I came, I saw…


Nelson Saw-2

 Please click on the image above to see a high res version.

 Let’s get real. No one would call this a photo. Well, at least no purist. But why not? It started out as one. And with my limited talent there is no way I could etch or engrave something like this. So why shouldn’t I avail myself of whatever means necessary to achieve my “vision”? Photo art? But why do we have to label it? I, for one, love it no matter what you might want to call it. Even if you were so rude as to unduly criticize it as an abomination, a joke, whatever, I would still love it as much. Probably even more. The post processing, to me, seems to fit the image. It takes me back to an earlier time. Before cameras. Before I was born!

Neil Gaiman, in his  keynote address to the University of the Arts Class of 2012 stated; “First of all: When you start out on a career in the arts you have no idea what you are doing.

This is great. People who know what they are doing know the rules, and know what is possible and impossible. You do not. And you should not. The rules on what is possible and impossible in the arts were made by people who had not tested the bounds of the possible by going beyond them. And you can.

If you don’t know it’s impossible it’s easier to do. And because nobody’s done it before, they haven’t made up rules to stop anyone doing that again, yet.”

In photography, as in all art, there should be no rules. Or, more correctly, there should be rules so that the truly creative know when to break them. I am not saying I am truly creative. But maybe I do enjoy a little when I go beyond the rules.

Oh, and the title? Sorry. That’s the best I could do. Saw. Get it?

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22 thoughts on “I came, I saw…

  1. EMILIO !!!! – you needed to explain your title ?? Give us a break ! [grin]
    As to dem woids … yes, of course you can do whatever you like. Nobody would say otherwise – not even moi !
    It all comes down to what we REALLY like and what we like what we sort of like and what we don’t like a whole lot and what we definitely dislike, eh ?
    And you wouldn’t want everyone to claim the first for his/her reaction, ’cause you know that’s not possible.
    I would say that yes, I like this; but not in the sense of its being a photograph. And that’s it ! [grin]


  2. Apparently I needed the explanation on the title … I was thinking in an entirely different direction – as in you SAW a unique vision for this photo.

    … I think I think too much….

    … and I like your art.


  3. Saw… hahaha! Clever title. I’m not a photo purist and I happen to like the editing. I think we should all feel free to express our creativity. If we didn’t then we would never discover anything new.


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