April 3, 2008

About the titles !, by Terrell Neasley
















From the blog of my dear Terrell :




" Now that Chris (Univers d'Artistes) is back, I have suddenly become keenly aware that in his absence, I've neglected to title my images on my blog. In an earlier post, I commented that I felt his observation of photographers who don't title images should be spanked, was valid. Well, not in so many words, but he strongly advocated that we should.
Chris is more of a writer than some of us photographers are. Conversely, I've heard from some photographers mention that they are not writers, but rather image creators. I've had difficulty trying to name ALL of my work especially when I shoot a series of images. Naming all is quite the challenge especially with respect to time.
I've recently had a lot of post-processing work and got away from creating titles. It was just interesting that I suddenly become aware of that fact, now that he's back, which is the same feeling you get when your parents come home after you've lost track of time. You suddenly become aware of all the chores you've yet to do.

I know I want to be a better photographer and I'd like to take mentorship from those I respect. I have writing in my blood, so why not add value to my work by being both a writer and an image creator. So at some point, I've got to go back and title my work. Not because Chris said so, but rather because I want to stay true to my own sense of dedication for what I've made personal commitments to." Terrell Neasley.

One word ? Thanks Terrell to understand what I meant. You're a creator beyond the photographer, and you know what you mean when you take a shot. Your titles are like a guiding light in our minds. A door opened on your heart... And you can write, believe me !





1 comment:

TLNeasley said...

Much love to you, Chris. Damn good to have you back at the helm!