February 25, 2014
Words Are Very Unnecessary, They Can Only Do Harm
In the beginning was the scene, and the scene was good.
But not everyone could see the scene, and so man invented photography so that all could enjoy the beauty.
And then other men invented the art expert. The experts did not think it was enough to simply see the beauty of the scene, they needed to describe the scene and tell us what it meant.
And that was not good.
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We like to say that a picture is worth 1000 words. So why do some feel the need to describe an image with a few paltry words?
People ask me “what are you saying with your image?” and I respond: “look at it, what is it saying to you?”
The words from Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” echo in my head:
All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm
Enjoy the image, enjoy the silence.