Intentionally Lost What is Known

You know what you're looking at in this photo so you expect it to become clear and it never does. My wife hates this photo. I enjoy a lot of tv shows and movies that are heavy on imagination, sci-fi and even fantasy. She likes narratives that are rooted in the real world. We're different that way and that's a good thing.

I remember clicking this image one morning through the window of my car. There was a little snow on the field and on the trees and something about the scene grabbed my attention.  My camera was sitting on the passenger seat. I couldn't even tell you what the settings were; I just turned the camera on and fired off a couple shots. When I got home I pulled the photos from the memory card just curious what the images looked like. This is the exact reason why I say to never delete an image. I'm always trying things just to see what will happen. This is also a good reason to understand how to edit your images.

I totally understand why someone would look at this image and be frustrated and even angry. We want our world to make sense. I've become comfortable with my world not always making sense and even at times being quite conflicted. All I really need is enough information to get my bearings and then I can let my imagination take over from there.

Ambiguous black and white photography with Intentionally Lost and Kevin Wenning #intentionallylost
What is Known


    1. Author

      Thank you very much Wilson. I can’t say I photograph with philosophical intent but it does often come out when I start talking about my photos or the practice of photography.

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