Scott Norris Photography
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"At some point, a flash of sustained clarity reveals the difference between what someone would have you believe is true, and what you know from the depths of your own heart to the peaks of your soul to be true. What happens after that is up to you."
A macro shot of a vintage flash bulb. This particular bulb is part of the flash attachment for a David White Stereo Realist camera. I shot 3 shots for this photo with 3 different focal points and focus stacked them in Helicon Focus and then processed the resulting single image in Photoshop.
Day 88 of 365
Copyright 2015 Scott Norris Photography
A simple light fixture in the ceiling at the Milwaukee Public Library Central branch.
Copyright 2017 Scott Norris Photography
I actually had a tough time coming up with something to say about this image beyond the title. I called it "Unzipping" for obvious reasons. And my goal in shooting it was very simple - I thought the graphic nature of the line of the zipper and the metal teeth coming undone would make for a very cool high contrast minimalist photograph. Beyond that, what was there to say?
But after a bit of reflection, I thought the zipper could represent the undoing of civility and respect in our communities. It could also represent the opening of our minds to alternate realities. Or perhaps, if you turn things around, it could be symbolic of the coming together of two opposite sides to create a strong partnership.
While all those interpretations of the photo are valid, in reality, not every image I create has a deeper meaning, at least at the beginning. Sometimes, I just thought it was cool.
Day 298 of my 365 photo a day project.
Copyright 2016 Scott Norris Photography