Captured!

The blog of Michael McAleer Fine Art Photography

Archive for the month “February, 2012”

BEAUTY IS NOT IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER

I know what you will say: of course it is.  Everyone has different ideas about beauty or are they merely  opinions about attractiveness?  There is a difference between those two that we have lost sometimes.  There are some things that are just in and of themselves beautiful.  I mean you look at them and you say, yes, that strikes a chord in me.  It takes me out of myself and into a space that is well, beautiful.  I think that longing to find that space is fairly universal.

I try to do just that with my photography.  I try to capture that beautiful moment.  Photography stops time and space.  It is a pause in vision.  We are very attuned to everything whizzing past us today.  We speed through shows and commercials even on the DVR.  Photography says wait a minute.  It says not only look at me, see me, it says the world needs to stop for one moment.

There is such a thing as beauty and I do believe that it is out there and knowable.  It is one of the quests mankind has been on since someone found out you could scribble on cave walls.  I think it was probably even before that.  My fine art photography has as its aim to create a common beautiful space between me and the ones who view my art.

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Here are some of mine that I think strike that beautiful moment:

Bougamvillea and colored pot

Fall Fence

Las Rosas del mercado

Believing is seeing-photographic art and the art of seeing

This is a blog about my photography, the images I produce and what art and art photography can mean for you, your home and life.

I have always seen things.  I mean not like seeing ghosts or UFO’s or monsters under my bed.  I see things in the world around me and I love taking photographic images of them.  Beauty I think is everywhere.  You just have to see it.  We tend to pass it by and not even notice it.

That is why the name of my blog is Captured!  I want to capture in time and space that beauty: a form, some symmetry, some color and bring it to others.  The other day I was thinking about that.  I thought about some of my photos.  I wondered: “How many people walked by that day and didn’t stop to see what was there?”   But the nice thing is that you can notice it now.  You weren’t there present; you didn’t see it, but now, open your eyes and take a peek.

Here are four of my photos that share that spirit of being Captured!  La Muñequita is one of my personal favorites.  The elderly lady, the dolls, their dresses; Can you see?

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