We spend a great deal of time talking about and trying to understand the concepts and the structure and the composition of photographs though Victor Burgin, Martin Lister, Lev Manovich, and Fred Ritchin but to most photographs mean a lot more then just these few things that are taught in class. Coming from someone who grew up with a father who was in photography the art of capturing the moment is very important but why we capture it, why that moment in history matters. The main reason why people take photographs now and through out time is the emotion. Each photograph in the world carries some sort of emotion to it. Whether or not the photograph is a landscape or a portrait a photograph holds the emotions of the moment in them.
These two photos are both taken by me, one is just a pure landscape of the beach in Sea Isle City and the second is my friend’s husband falling asleep with their baby fast asleep on his chest. When looking at these pictures and when taking these pictures I feel more about the emotion that the moment has captured. Tell me that you do not feel any emotion looking at these photos rather then thinking about the composition. The emotion is what is most important in a photograph not how or why it is made. The emotion behind the photograph is why we take it, why we share it, why we cherish it.