One, and Then Two

img_0170
Joey Spadoni

Joey and I have had the opportunity to shoot in some very special places, including inside the Zion Narrows, on the beach in Iceland, atop desert mountains in Death Valley and while hiking into the center of the Grand Canyon.  Through the years, I have always been impressed and surprised by how different our artistic visions have been.  We have stood on the very same spot, pointed our cameras in the direction of a subject or scene and then later, when looking at our images, I see contrasting visions.  Sometimes it’s so different that it seems we were not standing in the same space at all.  This is, of course, art.

This past weekend, on a local trail not far from home, Joey and I came across this extended boardwalk leading to a small island.  In reviewing the images, it’s obvious that we were standing on the precise spot, perhaps just minutes apart.  Yet the images are not the same.  The angle of view, the focal length chosen, the post-processing treatment (most notably the amount of saturation and contrast applied)…

One spot.

Two visions.

jrs04363
Rey Spadoni

2 comments

  1. Great thought Rey. We can expand that thought to philosophy. You never know what another person is thinking, so be easy on criticism.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s