In photography, we work as one part of a close collaboration with light, intent on transcending the two dimensionality of a traditional image. We use it to show moments of beauty that we take for granted, or to express thoughts or emotions we’ve attached to subjects, showing their sublime quality.
Light is all-giving. It creates color, visual texture, drama. And if we’re lucky, we come to discover that we’re getting to see the world on it’s terms.
Above all we use it to try and tell a story or part of a story, in a way that hopefully avoids some of the pitfalls all photographers are prone to (such as being heavy-handed), or descriptions like bland, commonplace, boring or pretentious. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet, and photograph the work of, wonderful designers who embrace this natural beauty.
Until now, I haven’t shared much in the way of great images by photographers who inspire me with their own use of light, not to mention their composition. But most of all, their style & vision. That’ll change today starting with this gorgeous shot from the blog of my mega-talented friend Dave Lehl: